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
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.