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Abortion-Rights Supporters Prevail in Midterm Ballot Measures

Constitutional amendments pass in Michigan, California and Vermont and antiabortion proposal is defeated in Kentucky

With just a few races still to be called, Republicans’ chances for a Senate majority rest on contests against Democratic incumbents in Nevada, Georgia and Arizona. Senate winners and losers took to the stage late Tuesday, while other candidates urged voters to "hang in there.” Photo Composite: Diana Chan

Voters supported abortion access in a politically diverse mix of states on Tuesday, delivering victories to reproductive-rights advocates on ballot measures in Michigan, California, Vermont and Republican-leaning Kentucky.

The midterm elections provided the first national temperature-taking on voter attitudes toward abortion since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in late June, ending federal constitutional protections for the procedure. The decision returned abortion policy to the states, creating a host of new battlegrounds.

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