Kansas Votes To Protect Abortion Rights. How Would Missouri Vote?
Aug 2nd was Election Day for a few states, including Missouri and our state to the west, Kansas. In the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe Vs Wade, essentially putting those decisions in the hands of the states. Kansas has been a very conservative state, and on the ballot on Tuesday, people had a chance to vote on abortion rights.
Kansas voters on Tuesday sent a resounding message about their desire to protect abortion rights, rejecting a ballot measure with deep ties to the anti-abortion movement that would have allowed the Republican-controlled Legislature to tighten restrictions or ban the procedure outright.
It was the first test of voter sentiment after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in June that overturned the constitutional right to abortion, providing an unexpected result with potential implications for the coming midterm elections. You can read a bit more about this HERE.
I am curious as to how the state of Missouri would vote if this was on the ballot? Missouri legislators had in place a trigger law that now makes abortion illegal in the state of Missouri except in the case of medical emergency. With no exception for rape or incest. You can read a bit more about this HERE.
Whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, this is an issue that affects women. And I am curious as to how Missouri voters would vote if they had the chance just like the residents of Kansas did. Despite being a pretty conservative state, voters said no. They want the right to choose. I know overall, Missouri also is a conservative state, with the exception of St Louis, Kansas City and Columbia, which seem to vote more liberal. How do you think they would vote? We may find out in the future.