Why ballot measures are the ‘next frontier’ in fight for reproductive freedom

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Following an “enormous” win in Kansas this week, reproductive freedom advocates see ballot measures as a tool to protect—and potentially even expand—abortion rights under attack by anti-choice policymakers.

“We know that Kansas will not be our last fight, or our last victory.”

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade this summer, 59% of Kansas voters on Tuesday said “no” to amending the state constitution and clearing the way for more abortion restrictions, including a ban.

“Kansans’ victory this week over extremist state legislators showed us plainly: Ballot measures are the next frontier for protecting access to abortion care,” said Kelly Hall, executive director of the Fairness Project, which backs progressive ballot initiatives, in a statement Friday.

“We know that Kansas will not be our last fight, or our last victory.”

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