Kansas abortion vote shows limits of GOP’s strength

Abortion-rights advocates said the decision to strike down Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 case that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion, energized many voters who had assumed abortion access was safe.

“It was such a beacon of light in this moment,” said Heather Shumaker, director of state abortion access at the National Women’s Law Center, of the Kansas vote. “I think there is energy around ballot measures for the foreseeable future.”