Voters Protect Abortion Access Across Country
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 9, 2022
Abortion was a key issue in the midterm elections this year, with several states voting to protect the right in their state and many candidates using abortion access as part of their platforms during their campaigns.
Statement from Melissa Fowler, Chief Program Officer at the National Abortion Federation:
“Yesterday, voters across the country showed their support for abortion access, with critical wins in ballot measures in California, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, and Vermont. At a time when politicians in half of the states in the country are moving to ban or severely restrict abortion, these results send a clear message that the majority of people support abortion access.
The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade earlier this year and the passage of harmful state abortion bans and restrictions energized voters who came out in droves to fight for their fundamental right to basic health care. We will not stop fighting. We have seen the importance of a national response to protect reproductive rights as state-level abortion bans have created an increasingly dangerous environment for patients who are denied the critical care they need, and for providers who risk being criminalized just for doing their jobs and face threats of violence and harrassment from anti-abortion extremists every day.
As always, NAF remains committed to helping as many people as possible access abortion care, no matter their income, race, or zip code. Anyone in any state can call the National Abortion Hotline at 1-800-772-9100 to understand their options and get the assistance they need, whether that’s help finding a provider, arranging travel to another state, or funding for their care.”