Abortion rights activists score major wins in US elections

In a rejection of the Supreme Court’s decision in June to overturn constitutional abortion rights, US voters supported protecting access to the surgery in numerous ballot initiatives, leading abortion advocates to declare success on Wednesday.

Voters enthusiastically supported proposed state charter amendments ensuring the right to an abortion in Vermont, Michigan, and California.

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In Republican stronghold Kentucky — where abortion has been outlawed since the Supreme Court ruling — voters rejected an amendment to the state charter that would have in effect made it impossible to challenge the state’s ban.

In Montana, the fifth state with an abortion measure on the ballot, a preliminary count indicated voters there also opposed proposed legislation hostile to the procedure.

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Mridha Shihab Mahmud is a writer, content editor and photojournalist. He works as a staff reporter at News Hour. He is also involved in humanitarian works through a trust called Safety Assistance For Emergencies (SAFE). Mridha also works as film director. His passion is photography. He is the chief respondent person in Mymensingh Film & Photography Society. Besides professional attachment, he loves graphics designing, painting, digital art and social networking.
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