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Abortion rights advocates score major midterm victories across US

By Caroline Kitchener

09 Nov 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

The US elections delivered a series of decisive victories for abortion rights. The Washington Post reports that even in heavily Republican states, there is strong support for abortion access.

Voters across the country delivered a series of decisive victories for abortion rights on Tuesday in the first nationwide election since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June.

The biggest surprise came in Republican-leaning Kentucky, where an antiabortion amendment was defeated, clearing a potential path for abortion access to be restored in a state with one of the country's most restrictive bans.

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