Kansas vote for abortion rights highlights disconnect between majority opinion on abortion laws and restrictive state laws being passed after Supreme Court decision
August 5, 2022
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Matthew A Baum; Alauna Safarpour, and Kristin Lunz Trujillo
(THE CONVERSATION) Kansans overwhelmingly voted, 59% to 41%, to maintain the state's constitutional right to an abortion in a referendum held on Aug. 2, 2022. The referendum's result, by which voters made their opinions directly known on abortion, highlights the disconnection between public opinion and restrictive state abortion laws passed by many conservative state legislatures after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v...