Wednesday headlines: Kansas voters reject amendment banning abortion


In a Tuesday vote with national implications, voters in conservative Kansas overwhelmingly rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that called for no right to abortion in the state. 

While there is still limited access to abortion in the state, the 59-41 vote is seen as illustrative of a majority coalition of voters who view abortion differently than the U.S. Supreme Court, which struck down constitutional abortion protection in June.

In the new issue of the Charleston City Paper, you can read how abortion now works in South Carolina thanks to a law that now bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected. (Answer: women often now go to another state for reproductive health care.)

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