Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 8, 2022 / 22:11 pm
A pro-life amendment offering protections for the unborn in Kentucky has failed, a local NBC affiliate in that state projected Tuesday night.
Voters did not support a ballot measure called Amendment 2 that would have amended the state constitution to say there is no right to abortion, LEX 18 News in Lexington, Kentucky, reported.
As of 11:40 p.m. EST, the New York Times reported 82% of votes counted, with 52.8% voting “no” and 47.2% voting “yes.”
Americans in five states voted on the issue of abortion during the 2022 midterm elections. Three states — California, Michigan, and Vermont — are proposing constitutional amendments to advance abortion. At the same time, citizens in Kentucky are weighing a pro-life amendment and Montana voters are considering a measure that promises to protect babies who are born alive after attempted abortions.