Anti-Abortion Ballot Measures Defeated

While Election Day proved to be a disappointment for LGBT rights, all three anti-abortion measures we previously wrote about were soundly defeated. South Dakota’s sweeping abortion ban, known as Initiated Measure 11, was defeated 55% to 44%. In California, 52.6% of voters opposed Proposition 4 that would have required minors to obtain parental consent prior to getting an abortion. Coloradans defeated Amendment 48 by a 3-to-1 margin, with 73% of the electorate casting their ballots against the measure. The New York Times editorial about these victories for reproductive rights is available here.


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