Kansas just gave forced-birth zealots a reason to be very afraid

Source: Washington Post
by Jennifer Rubin

“A political earthquake shook Kansas on Tuesday. Voters in the deep-red state turned out in droves to reject a measure that would have taken abortion protection out of the state constitution. With more than 90 percent of the vote reported, the ‘no’ vote (which would preserve abortion access) led by nearly 20 points as of Wednesday morning. … This is the first concrete evidence of a major backlash against the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision. Forced-birth advocates in Kansas thought that by putting the measure on a primary ballot, for which turnout is historically lower, conservative voters could dominate. Instead, they drove Democrats and a lot of pro-choice independents and Republicans who might not otherwise vote to the polls.” (08/03/22)