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Kansas voters turned out in huge numbers defeat anti-abortion amendment.

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13 days ago - Wednesday 8/3/22 - 10:40:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
Kansas voters turned out in droves to summarily reject the first anti-abortion ballot measure in the post-Roe v. Wade era — and dealt a major warning sign to Republicans hoping the drastic curtailing of abortion rights nationwide.

With over 830,000 votes counted and 99% of the vote reporting as of 12:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, "no" was trouncing "yes" by 60% to 40%, a gaping 20-point margin.

https://www.businessinsider.com/rep...
13 days ago - Wednesday 8/3/22 - 10:42:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
With over 800,000 voters turning out to vote for the amendment — compared to 470,000 who voted in the 2018 Kansas gubernatorial primaries — the referendum demonstrated a potent motivator for abortion rights supporters. With the 2022 election ahead, abortion access being directly on the ballot could pose a serious problem for the GOP that they hadn't had to face in a world without Roe v. Wade's protections.
13 days ago - Wednesday 8/3/22 - 10:48:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
Also:

Justice Department Sues Idaho to Protect Reproductive Rights

Complaint Alleges Idaho Law Violates the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act

The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit to protect the rights of patients to access emergency medical care guaranteed by federal law. The suit challenges Idaho Code § 18-622 (§ 18-622), which is set to go into effect on Aug. 25 and imposes a near-total ban on abortion.

The complaint seeks a declaratory judgment that § 18-622 conflicts with, and is preempted by, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) in situations where an abortion is necessary stabilizing treatment for an emergency medical condition. The United States also seeks an order permanently enjoining the Idaho law to the extent it conflicts with EMTALA.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/just...
13 days ago - Wednesday 8/3/22 - 11:51:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
Dorothy dropped a house on them.

If Republican opposition turns out turn out in huge numbers for this, then they are likely to turn out for future elections as the silent majority.
13 days ago - Wednesday 8/3/22 - 12:28:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
I hear many students are avoiding attending colleges in states that favour stricter anti-abortion laws. Not only hitting their economy but also isolating students that do attend from networking with out of state people in the future.
13 days ago - Wednesday 8/3/22 - 12:33:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 8/3/22 - 11:51:40 AM Boredofu wrote:
Dorothy dropped a house on them. If Republican opposition turns out turn out in huge numbers for this, then they are likely to turn out for future elections as the silent majority.


To be fair, it's Kansas. They don't have huge numbers there.
13 days ago - Wednesday 8/3/22 - 3:12:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 8/3/22 - 12:28:40 PM Boredofu wrote:
I hear many students are avoiding attending colleges in states that favour stricter anti-abortion laws. Not only hitting their economy but also isolating students that do attend from networking with out of state people in the future.


That is interesting. I hope it has an impact on the state's economy.

Election officials in Kansas believe a large number of Republicans "crossed over" and voted to keep amendment. That is encouraging. Apparently even some Republicans believe in a woman’s right to make decisions about her body, including the decision whether to continue her pregnancy.
8 days ago - Monday 8/8/22 - 11:14:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 8/3/22 - 11:51:40 AM Boredofu wrote:
Dorothy dropped a house on them. If Republican opposition turns out turn out in huge numbers for this, then they are likely to turn out for future elections as the silent majority.
On Wednesday 8/3/22 - 12:33:07 PM Kepi wrote:
To be fair, it's Kansas. They don't have huge numbers there.


I assumes you are aware of the way percentages work in an election. Try not to join the CD school of irrelevant commentary.
8 days ago - Monday 8/8/22 - 11:49:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 8/3/22 - 11:51:40 AM Boredofu wrote:
Dorothy dropped a house on them. If Republican opposition turns out turn out in huge numbers for this, then they are likely to turn out for future elections as the silent majority.
On Wednesday 8/3/22 - 12:33:07 PM Kepi wrote:
To be fair, it's Kansas. They don't have huge numbers there.
On Monday 8/8/22 - 11:14:49 AM Boredofu wrote:
I assumes you are aware of the way percentages work in an election. Try not to join the CD school of irrelevant commentary.


No I was making a joke about the population size and relevance of Kansas, which is obligatory lest someone from Kansas reads something somewhere and thinks they're important.



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