Kansas got a huge win for right to abortion in United States on The Tuesday night they voted to continue advocating for abortion in state constitution.
race was called by the owner of US bands like NBC News, New York Times and Decision Desk headquarters.
move will be perceived as a huge loss for anti-abortion and major win for abortion rights advocates across America, who will see result like a leader for popular opinion.
Kansas – deep conservative and usually reliably a republican state is first US state to abolish abortion right vote as the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to strike down the constitutional protection for abortion in end of June.
The state will remain safe haven for abortion in Midwest like one of several states in in region where is it remains legal perform procedure. Many other states have taken moves make abortion largely illegal from June.
Joe Biden issued a statement welcoming result. “This vote does clear what we know: majority of Americans agree that women should have access for an abortion and should have the right to take care of their own health decisions” said the President of the United States.
Kansas State Senator Deanna Sykes, Democrat, wept when vote came in and turned to her friends and colleagues, showing them goosebumps on her hand.
“His just marvelous. It’s breathtaking women’s voices have been heard and we care about women’s health,” she told The Guardian, admitting she thought vote would be close. “But we were close in a lot of of rural areas, and indeed made the difference is me just so grateful,” she said.
Not” campaign – who defended abortion rights – was far ahead of in referendum with 62% of in vote with majority of ballots calculated. It means millions of dollars lost for Catholic Church who contributed more over $3 million to fight abortion rights in Kansas, according to campaign financial records.
Kansas has turned out to vote in heavy numbers on Tuesday, in referendum held by the Kansas Republican legislature, which was criticized for misleading, fraught with disinformation and voter suppression tactics.
After failing to get more directly referendum “There is no state constitutional right to abortion in Kansas.” on vote in 2020, Republicans switched tactics, calling this amendment “Appreciate Them Both.”
vote was planned for August, when voter turnout is historically low, especially among independents and Democrats, and wording on the newsletter was criticized for be unclear.
“The ballot mentions the state’s constitutional right to fund abortion. in Kansas, but that funding never came on at the table.” — Mary Ziegler, US abortion law expert at the University of of California, Davis told The Guardian. on Monday.
Kansas for Life, one of in main supporters for “yes” vote said to the parishioners of the church on July 27 removal of protection for abortion in Kansas will prevent late term abortions, lack of of parental consent and taxpayer funding for abortion no matter what of it’s the law in Kansas. abortions in Kansas limited to 22 weeks in cases of life-threatening or seriously compromised physical complications.
It was a tense and fierce fight campaign who have seen churches vandalized and yard signs stolen, in the state where abortion doctor George Tiller was murdered by anti-abortion activists. in 2009.
But on Tuesday evening scenes of glee broke out on the clock party for victorious No campaign in Kansas City. “We are free!” shouted 56-year-old Mafutari Oneal. who worked at the bar after vote was called and haste of drink orders arrived in.
“I don’t want No government telling me what to do. I’m so happy,” she said.
In speech just after the victory was secured, Rachel Sweet, campaign manager for Kansas for constitutional freedom, win came against every chance.
“We knew it was stacked against us from the moment we started, but we did not despair – we did it, and these numbers speak for yourself,” Sweet said.
We shot down dozens of thousands of doors and hundreds of thousands of phone calls … We opposed millions of dollars in disinformation,” she said. “We will not tolerate extreme bans on abortion in our state.”
Ashley All, Press Secretary for KKF, who topped “No” campaign told the Guardian with Planned Parenthood and the ACLU that key to increase voter turnout did not regard abortion as a supporter of issue in Kansas.
“We showed the roots of the free state of Kansas,” she said. “It will be interesting for other states watch this and see this is not partisan issue. Everyone came, from Republicans to independent voters and hardened libertarians. out say, “No, we’re not want in government involved in what are we doing with our bodies.”