USA – The Group That’s Changing the Abortion Rights Playbook — and Winning Big

Families United for Freedom is pulling abortion rights out of the traditional left-versus-right frame. On Election Day, that theory won big.

By BEN JACOBS
11/15/2022

In five states on Election Day, voters weighed in directly on various ballot measures involving abortion. The states had vastly different politics, ranging from liberal California to religious, conservative Kentucky. The language on the ballot differed dramatically state by state. Some measures would have inserted a broad-ranging affirmative right to abortion into a state constitution; another would have required medical care for infants “born alive,” such as in cases of failed abortion. But all the measures had one thing in common: The abortion-rights position won in each case.

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USA – How abortion rights advocates won every ballot measure this year

Pro-choice coalitions prevailed in red, blue, and purple states.

By Rachel M. Cohen
Nov 11, 2022

Americans voiced their preference for abortion rights on Tuesday, casting votes in support of reproductive freedom everywhere they appeared on the ballot: Kentucky, Michigan, Vermont, Montana, and California.

Counting a pivotal ballot measure Kansas voters weighed in on in August, reproductive rights have been on the ballot in six states since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June. Each time, abortion rights supporters have won.

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