“Abortion Rights Are Deeply Popular”: Voters Back Reproductive Freedom in State Ballot Initiatives

Voters supported the right to abortion in at least four of the five states where reproductive rights were on the ballot in Tuesday’s midterm elections. “Abortion rights are deeply popular, and when you put the question before voters, they say yes,” said The Nation’s Amy Littlefield. She also discusses Vermont becoming the first state to enshrine abortion rights in its constitution, as well as the “historic win” in Kentucky, where voters defeated an anti-abortion ballot initiative.

Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich says President Biden must “push back as hard as he can” if Republicans take control of even one chamber in Congress following Tuesday’s midterm elections. He says the administration needs to be clear there is no compromise on the debt ceiling, which he expects a Republican-controlled Congress would challenge, potentially triggering a repeat of the political crisis in 2011 under former President Obama.

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  1. “Abortion rights for all r@pe victims… so long as they are male victims of women, then we donMt even count them thanks to the gendered definition of r@pe. Also, those male victims have to pay child support.”

    Literally the legal stance of Kansas, California, Arkansas, and Arizona, to name just a few states where adult women can f—k a baby out of a boy under 15 and then turn around and get a child support order against their victim.

    Nick Olivas, Shane Seyer. Nathanial J. Who know how many male victims were forced to pay that were a minor at the time.

  2. It's amazing to me how certain entities think that they are bulletproof spiritually speaking, not physically speaking.

  3. You are tempted by the devil, abortion is murder, no matter WHAT "so called humans right activates say"', use contraception! Where is the human rights of the unborn human-baby…?. And Hollywood is the mouthpiece of the antichrist ..you better wake up before it is too late.

  4. The data tells us that mail in voting and ballot harvesting was key for the dems. Sorry, this idea that abortion or democracy being on the ballot is nonsensical. The vast majority of abortions are performed because the woman does not want the financial burden and inconvenience of raising a child for eighteen years. The democracy is at risk narrative and fascism is on the rise is pure projections from the dems. You could make the case that currently the democrat party is fundamentally fascistic since they have become incestuous with these large very powerful companies (see tech). The key take away with the mid terms is simple, we have a lot of people casting votes who are low IQ, no issue voters. I would argue two thirds of the democrat voters is not particularly intelligent and simply do have any capacity to understand the issues. Gen Z also plays a factor in this. The generation is looking to be devoid of any talent or innovation and is currently on track to being one of the dumbest in American history. Looking into the future this will hurt America to the advantage of rising powers like China.

  5. It's clear that we are going to reject Christian Taliban rule in this country. Even a of Republicans aren't on board for that.

  6. Friends: If one body with a uterus is pregnant with another body with a uterus, ought the one have control over the uterus of the other?

  7. Abortion should be outlawed in every part of the world! The fact that women and men thinks it's okay to use abortion as a form of contraceptive is just bullshit! If you are to sorry to raise a child because you're either poor, have health problems, or you just don't want to, then keep your fucking legs closed. Simple as that! Use condoms, or a diaphragm or take the pill "WHICH IS QUESTIONABLE" or just keep your legs closed! Life is so precious! No matter how it happens! That includes rape and incest! If that is the case then that was God's plan. ALL LIVES MATTER!!! That includes an unborn fetus! If there is life in you and you Murder it because you are too sorry to take care of it or you just don't want the burden of being pregnant then you are just hell bound! It's murder and that's all there is to it! I believe any person who commits an abortion and to all that helps should be brought up on 1st degree murder charges! Abortion is not a form of contraceptive you idiots! Keep them sorry legs closed if you don't want the burden! MMMMMMMMMMMMMKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!

  8. Hey abortion isn't a right per the constitution . Wake up. Stop opening ur legs be responsible.

  9. The democratic party doesn't care about abortion, proven by the fact that they know fully well that health insurances are not about to start paying for such services.
    Abortion = Healthcare and we already know that even Bernie and the so called "progressives" gave up on M4A.
    THAT'S exactly how you know they are just using this for politics!

  10. Go figure something that's an existential issue for half the planet matters in elections 🤔

  11. Let Professor Reich know that “Both Parties Suck”. The “go along to get along” does nothing for working people. It’s about Policy because “never believe anything the government tells you” 4:00

  12. "The unborn" are a convenient group of people to advocate for. They never make demands of you; they are morally uncomplicated, unlike orphans, they don't need money, education, or childcare; they allow you to feel good about yourself without any work at creating or maintaining relationships; and when they are born, you can forget about them, because they cease to be unborn. It's almost as if, by being born, they have died to you. You can love the unborn and advocate for them without substantially challenging your own wealth, power, or privilege, without re-imagining social structures, apologizing, or making reparations to anyone. They are, in short, the perfect people to love if you want to claim you love Jesus but actually dislike people who breathe. Prisoners, immigrants, the sick, the poor, widows, orphans. All the groups that are specifically mentioned in the Bible, they all get thrown under the bus for the unborn

  13. Abortions it's murder don't care how y'all trying to spend it the Commandment said that shall not kill keep your legs closed women you don't want to get pregnant why do you do what it take to get pregnant if P meet d baby comes

  14. That's the thing. The corporate media echo-chamber platforms and amplifies right-wing evangelical interests, putting everyone on the defensive with their constant attacks conjured up in think-tanks. We need to stop giving them the stage, stop letting them put us on the back foot, letting them frame the discussion, decide the narrative, the acceptable parameters. We need to be proactive with our own constructive framing of issues, tied to education, outreach and organizing.

  15. Abortions were never about a woman's right to choose, they're about a woman's right to sleep around with zero consequences.

  16. Democrats fight harder kill babies than stopping babies from being killed by guns.

  17. That is the way it should have been from the beginning, Abortion should be decided by the voters, not by judges.

  18. The entire Michigan government is flipping to Democratic for the first time since before 1992. Abortion (reproductive freedom) access succeeded.

  19. 50 years ago , as a RN I saw women having to deliver deformed babies who died right away. I saw unwanted, deformed children grow up in a state institution and still do! Do you really want to go back?

    Prolife means to me "pro suffering". We have not had these situations in the last four decades as parents can decide after ultrasounds what they should do for their unborn child. Would you really want a totally helpless, deformed child live his life in an institution being cared for by an aide who may or may not come to work that day???? If so, visit one of those institutions and see if you would want to stay even a day in it?

  20. abortion, I am in favor of abortion, anytime, including up until the age of 2. Same as day before birth.

  21. Lefties when states vote to keep abortion: "This is Democracy! Democracy wins!"
    Lefties when Roe v Wade falls and states are allowed Democratic say in their own abortion laws: "dEmoCrAcY iS uNdEr AtTaCk!!"

  22. And yet, FAUX news can’t figure out why Republicans didn’t produce a red wave.

  23. Ok, I don't care what party they are. Who's pro-abortion? They got my vote. However, if they are closely associated to trump, I need think it over. Most likely a no no 🤭.

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