A 1931-era anti-abortion law that provides zero exceptions for cases of rape or incest was effectively struck down by Michigan voters in this year’s midterms, constituting a major win for state-by-state reproductive rights in the post-Roe era. The legal question of personhood—as it relates to fetal viability—was raised yet again in Montana, where voters weighed in on a law declaring that an embryo or fetus is a legal person with a right to medical care if it is born prematurely or survives an attempted abortion. This type of so-called born-alive law would impose criminal penalties of up to 20 years in prison and up to a $50,000 fine for any health care worker who doesn’t try to save what the proposal calls a “born-alive infant” or fetus. Only 80% of votes are in as of Wednesday morning, but so far voters appear to be rejecting this initiative (albeit by a narrow margin).
It’s been, to say the least, a difficult year for abortion access, as the June overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court set the stage for reproductive rights to be challenged in all 50 states. However, as the results of the 2022 midterm elections come in, it appears some major victories for the abortion-rights movement were won across the country. Below, see the five states where abortion rights were impacted most by the outcome of the midterms: This historically red state was already affected by an abortion trigger law after the fall of Roe, and anti-abortion activists have lent support to a ballot measure stating that nothing in the state’s constitution protects the right to an abortion. While votes are still being counted, 52% of Kentucky voters have rejected that measure, Amendment 2, so far.
It’s been hard to hope in the current political clime, but faring not so badly in the midterms feels pretty good. Another heartening wrinkle: the contribution of new Gen Z voters, who, according to early polls, showed up decisively for Democrats. The House now has its first Gen Z member: 25-year-old Maxwell Alejandro Frost, a Black, Cuban former organizer for the ACLU who won in Orlando, in a state where he’d previously lobbied to restore voting rights to Floridians convicted of felonies. Representative-elect Frost ran on codifying abortion rights, economic equity, and gun violence, an epidemic that he—unlike so many lawmakers—has grown up with. “I come from a generation that has gone through more mass-shooting drills than fire drills,” Frost told The New York Times. On Tuesday night, Frost was triumphant, dancing at his victory party in Orlando. “History was made tonight,” he wrote on Twitter and Instagram. “We made history for Floridians, for Gen Z, and for everyone who believes we deserve a better future.”
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