Yes, the Midterm Elections Did Have Some Wins For Abortion Access

By Madison Feller

As the dust settles on the 2018 midterm elections, it can be easy to focus on the negatives—the seats not flipped, the races not won. And some of that is extremely important: On Tuesday, both Alabama and West Virginia voted to enact legislation that restricts access to abortion. In Alabama, voters approved an amendment to the state’s constitution that will “recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children.” In West Virginia, voters approved an amendment that says nothing in the state’s constitution “secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion.”

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