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After the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, the decision about whether to legalize abortion was returned to the states. Many—including Texas—had already passed laws designed to start the clock on banning abortion as soon as Roe fell, while others put the question to voters. Kansas was the first state to test how citizens felt about legal abortion via a ballot referendum. The conventional wisdom, at the time, was that voters in one of the most conservative states in the country probably didn’t approve of the procedure. But on election day, Kansas voters decided, by an eighteen-point margin, to keep abortion legal until 22 weeks of gestation. In November, five other states—California, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, and Vermont—will cast ballots that could…
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