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Anti-Abortion Activists Are Trying to Oust State Judges Who Voted for Abortion Rights


Anti-Abortion Activists Are Trying to Oust State Judges Who Voted for Abortion Rights
Slate Magazine (blog)

Now anti-abortion activists are using the same strategy in an effort to remove state Supreme Court justices in Kansas and Alaska who voted in favor of abortion rights. The tactic remains underhanded and nasty; unfortunately, it may also prove to be effective.Kansas is an abortion rights battleground. In 2015, the state banned the safest and most common procedure used to abort pre-viable fetuses in the second trimester. A state judge blocked the law from taking effect, holding that the Kansas Constitution protects a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy before viability. An appeals court affirmed that ruling; the issue is now pending for the state’s relatively independent Supreme Court. This election cycle, anti-abortion activists have launched a campaign urging voters to vote against those judges who ruled in favor of abortion rights—and to vote in favor of retaining judges who ruled against abortion rights.

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