In Kansas, a record number of primary voters overwhelmingly opted to protect it. In New York, a congressional candidate in a close race centered his campaign on it and won. And in November, voters in California, Vermont and Michigan will decide whether to amend their state constitutions to guarantee a right to it. The right to abortion — a perennial, if at times sidelined, issue in U.S. politics — is center stage after the U.S. Supreme Court this summer overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that had protected the procedure as a constitutional right since 1973. The court sent the issue back to the states, to immediate effect. Multiple states banned or severely restricted abortion. Those outraged by the decision girded for battles that have played out in primaries across the country and soon, November’s general election.
Post-Roe, continuing furor over abortion rights decision looms over November election in Maryland and beyond
September 9, 2022