OLATHE: On Tuesday, the Midwestern US state of Kansas voted to uphold the right to have an abortion. This was the first significant vote on the contentious topic after the Supreme Court overturned universal access to the operation in June.
Kansans rejected a constitutional proposal that would have removed language defending the right to the treatment and opened the door to more stringent rules or a prohibition.
As Republican-dominated legislatures raced to enact tight limits on the operation in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the vote was widely viewed as a test case for abortion rights worldwide.
Campaigners and advocates of abCampaigners and advocates of abortion rights rejoiced after their side’s victory in the contentious US debate. Anne Melia, a volunteer with the campaign, stated, “I’m completely beside myself.”
Turnout for this referendum was just as high as 50% when the voting ended at 7 p.m., which is more than what is often seen in general elections.
In a presidential election, a polling place in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe had received 250 voters by midday, according to poll worker Marsha Barrett. The election, according to Barrett, is nuts.
The electorate is committed to voting. Joe Biden, the president, also praised the outcome. Kansans raised their voices tonight to defend women’s freedom of choice and access to contraception.