September 21 (CNNBreakingNews.net) — Voters in five states will consider abortion-related voting measures in November draw. 8 elections, initiatives that have gained new urgency after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade’s decision legalizing abortion across the country.
In August, voters in conservative Kansas rejected a ballot measure aimed at getting abortion rights under the state’s constitution. Here is a glimpse of the upcoming votes:
A proposal supported by democratically led federal lawmakers and reproductive rights advocates would the Right to abortion in the state constitution.
The measure would limit years of efforts by left-wing state advocates to protect abortion rights, including recent funding to help people living in states where procedures have been restricted or banned find care in California.
Vermont residents will also vote on a constitutional amendment to protect abortion rights. As required by state law, the election measure has already been approved twice by the democratically controlled legislator.
It is the culmination of measures to strengthen abortion rights, including a new state law on reproductive rights that began in 2019 after the appointments of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court consolidated his conservative majority.
In the battlefield state of Michigan, a proposed constitutional amendment would declare abortion a right.
Reproductive rights groups say such protection would ensure future access to abortion in the state, which is a die of The Republican-controlled legislature and a Democratic governor are standing for re-election in November.
Conservative Republicans in the state had tried to allow an abortion ban from 1931 to be enforced as soon as Roe v. Wade became overturned. However, a judge ruled on September 7 that the ban, which made no exceptions for rape or incest, violated the state’s constitution and could not be enforced.
A recent survey commissioned by Detroit News and WDIV-TV found that 60% of likely voters in Michigan would have a Support constitutional amendment that guarantees abortion rights.
A measure in conservative Kentucky would establish that the state constitution has a right to abortion.
According to state campaign financing records, opponents of the measure had around 1.5 million US dollars on September 13 collected. while supporters brought in 350,000 dollars.
In Montana, voters are being asked about a so-called “Born Alive” bill that would require medical care for infants, born alive after a failed abortion
Based on the conviction of some anti-abortion activists that babies must die after abortion, labor or “extraction,” such as a Caesarean section, confirms the measure that all infants born alive are considered legal entities in the state.
Doctors who do not care for such living infants would be fined up to $50,000 and sentenced to imprisonment of up to 20 USD can be calculated for years. There is limited data on these types of abortions, but available data suggest that it is rare and likely to affect fetuses with serious conditions that may make survival unlikely.
Other conservative states have enacted similar legislation in recent years.