TookVoters in Kansas in the US Midwest voted Tuesday to uphold the constitutional abortion guarantee, in the first major abortion ballot since the US Supreme Court overturned the federal right to abortion.
Voters in this conservative state rejected an amendment that would have removed language guaranteeing abortion rights in the state’s constitution and could have paved the way for stricter regulation or restrictions.
The election was seen as a political test nationally, with many conservative states already banning any abortion rights or intending to ban them early.
After voting closed at 7 p.m. local time, Kansas election observer Scott Schwab said the turnout was at least 50%, which is in line with expectations for this type of election.
According to election agent Marsha Barrett, at noon, about 250 voters passed through the Olathe polling station in the Kansas City suburb, the same number as during the presidential election.
“This election is crazy,” she told AFP. “People are determined to vote. ,
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