Kansans follow historical trend by voting to support abortion rights
On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the effects of abortion bans across the country. Abortion is now illegal or heavily restricted in at least 12 states. These bans have had profound impacts on women, girls, and pregnant people.
Extreme bans are also affecting pregnant women who can't access the care they need when complications arise.
We'll also get the latest from Kansas where voters overwhelmingly supported abortion rights in yesterday's election by 58 percent. Many in the media say this was shocking and surprising, but it’s not when you look at historical trends. The real story is that when abortion bans and restrictions are taken to the voters, they almost always go down. They pass by legislators in gerrymandered Republican states.
Amy Littlefield, abortion access correspondent for The Nation and freelance investigative reporter
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