Kansas Votes

Kansans secured a huge win for abortion rights in the US on Tuesday night 

The race was called by a host of US groups like NBC News, the New York Times, and Decision Desk HQ.

The move will be seen as huge a loss for the anti-abortion movement and a major win for abortion rights advocates...

Kansas, which is very conservative and usually votes Republican, is the first US state to hold a vote on abortion rights...

As one of the few states in the Midwest where abortion is still legal, the state will remain a haven for women...

The Kansas state senator Dinah Sikes, a Democrat, cried as the vote came in, and turned to her friends and colleagues...

“It’s just amazing. It’s breathtaking that women’s voices were heard and we care about women’s health,” she told the Guardian...

With most of the votes counted, the “No” campaign, which stood up for abortion rights, had a strong lead in the referendum...