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By John Burger, Aleteia, 11/09/22

Pro-lifers find little to celebrate in results of 2022 midterm elections.

Voters in California, Michigan, and Vermont on Tuesday chose to enshrine abortion rights in their state constitutions, while voters in Kentucky rejected an amendment that would have declared there is no right to abortion in their constitution.

The plebiscites came in the wake of this summer’s overturning of Roe v. Wade and returning the abortion decision to the individual states. A dozen states now have near-total bans on the procedure.

It was no surprise that California passed a measure to amend the state constitution to explicitly protect abortion rights. But one might have assumed that Kentucky, a largely conservative state that already has an abortion ban in place, would have voted to amend its Constitution to say it contained no right to abortion. …

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