Abortion rights on the ballot in several states this election

Amna Nawaz:

Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, abortions seem to be on the decline. A new study from the Society of Family Planning shows that the number of legal abortions nationwide in July and August fell by more than 10,000.

Meanwhile, most of the political debate on the issue is taking place at the state level. Four states put abortion rights on the ballot this fall.

And now reporters from two of those states join me.

Zoe Clark is political director of Michigan Radio and Ryland Barton is editor of Kentucky Public Radio.

Welcome to you two. Thanks for join us.

Ryland, get us started here in Kentucky. Right now, your state has a near total ban on abortion. It’s being contested in a lawsuit, isn’t it? But, this election, there is an amendment on the ballot, Amendment 2. What might that mean for abortion access in Kentucky?


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