Americans in several states have spoken. They want their abortion rights intact.
Ever since the Supreme Court overturned Row v. Wade, the issue of abortion rights has been front and center in American politics. Democratic candidates in many states ran on the issue and won big, including the red state of Kentucky.
Democratic Governor Andy Beshear kept his governorship by defining his candidacy by his support of abortion. Ohio voters added the right to an abortion into the state constitution.
In Virginia, Republican Glenn Youngkin failed to gain control over the legislature, essentially killing his 15-week limit on abortions.
Even before the elections, several other states were gearing up to add abortion rights to next year’s ballot, including Arizona, Florida, Nevada, and Colorado. Tuesday’s strong endorsement of abortion rights in Eastern states should bolster abortion-rights groups in those states.
It remains unclear how Tuesday’s election results will impact the 2024 presidential election. Biden has consistently trailed Donald Trump in virtually every poll.