Voters in Alabama and West Virginia approved amendments to their state constitutions on Tuesday that reject the claim that abortion is a right. A government funding of abortion measure lost in Oregon, however.
The Alabama State Abortion Policy Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, passed with the support of nearly 60 percent of voters.
“… it is the public policy of this state to recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, most importantly the right to life in all manners and measures appropriate and lawful; and to provide that the constitution of this state does not protect the right to abortion or require the funding of abortion,” read Amendment 2.
The Alliance for a Pro-Life Alabama, which campaigned for the amendment, released a statement celebrating the news of its success.
“We were told there was no chance of overcoming the battle against Planned Parenthood with the resources we had available,” stated the Alliance on their Facebook page.
“Well, look what the Lord has done now! To Him be the glory! Thank you Alabama, for choosing to protect life!”
In West Virginia, Amendment 1 passed with nearly 52 percent of the vote. The amendment adds a section to the state constitution that reads “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion.”
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Source: Christian Post