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Restore Roe, or Go Beyond It? The Question Is Fracturing the Abortion Rights Movement

Sep 11, 2023 | By Madison Pauly in Mother Jones
This article was originally published in Mother Jones on September 11, 2023. You can access the original article here:

Not long after Election Day last November, Pamela Merritt joined a call with other abortion-rights activists in Missouri to discuss a daring proposal: sidestepping the state’s ruling Republicans by directly asking voters whether to add abortion rights to their state constitution. The group hoped to capitalize on a recent trend. Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June of 2022, pro-choice voters had been showing up to the polls in force, rejecting anti-abortion ballot initiatives in Kansas, Kentucky, and Montana. They went even further in California, Michigan, and Vermont, passing state constitutional amendments to guarantee, among other things, the right to choose abortion…

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