Alabama, West Virginia Voters Approve Anti-Abortion Amendments In Hopes Roe V. Wade Will Be Overturned

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Newsweek—Both Alabama and West Virginia have approved measures that could end access to abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned.

Voters in Alabama and West Virginia passed ballot initiatives to significantly limit abortion access at the state level if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Voters in Alabama and West Virginia voted to approve ballot initatives to establish no constitutional right to public funding for abortions and to abortion access more broadly — even in the case of rape or threat to life of the mother. The initiatives represent unusual instances where voters themselves and not legislatures voted to make significant changes to state abortion law. These ballot referendums are part of an overall trend of states reducing access to abortion, sometimes conflicting...