‘We could feel it’: Kansans celebrate upset abortion rights victory

Organizers said treating reproductive rights as a non-partisan issue was key to success in a Republican-leaning state

Poppy Noor
Wed 3 Aug 2022

In a conference room at the Sheraton in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, people screamed, whooped, cheered and cried as a vote to protect abortion rights in Kansas’s state constitution came down late on Tuesday night. And it wasn’t just Democrats.

James Quigley, 72, a retired doctor and a Republican from Johnson county, sat on his own drinking a glass of white wine after hearing the news. “Abortion is a much more nuanced issue than anti-choice individuals would have you think,” he told the Guardian. “It is deeply personal, sometimes tragic, but also sometimes a liberating decision – and we should trust women, their physicians, and their God on that,” he said.

Continued: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/03/kansas-abortion-rights-referendum-reaction