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ACOG Opposes: Initiatives Restricting Abortion

Kansas

Kansas Voters Block an Antiabortion Amendment 

On August 2, Kansas primary voters overwhelmingly rejected a ballot initiative to strip abortion protections from the Kansas Constitution. The ballot initiative would have amended the state's constitution to declare that abortion is not a right and would have granted Kansas' legislature explicit authority to pass extreme abortion restrictions within the state.

"We are pleased that access to essential health care, including abortion, will remain intact for the women and people in Kansas and in the region," said ACOG President Iffath Abbasi Hoskins, MD, FACOG, "and we celebrate with our members who can continue to provide their patients with comprehensive medical care."

See ACOG's full statement on the Kansas ballot initiative.

Kansas Ballot Information

 

Kentucky

Vote NO on Kentucky’s No Right to Abortion in the Constitution Amendment

In November, Kentucky voters will consider a ballot initiative to strip abortion protections from the state’s constitution. This initiative is not in line with ACOG policy or the provision of evidence-based, appropriate care.

What does the Kentucky ballot initiative do?

  • The proposed initiative would amend the Kentucky Constitution to explicitly state that the state constitution does not protect the right to abortion.
  • Voting no on this initiative would help protect abortion from medically unjustified legislative interference.
     
Kentucky Ballot Information

 

ACOG Supports: Initiatives Protecting Reproductive Health

California

Vote YES on California’s Proposition 1, Right to Reproductive Freedom  

In November, California voters will consider a ballot initiative to amend the California Constitution to guarantee the fundamental right for patients to make and clinicians to carry out reproductive decisions without medically unjustified political interference. This initiative aligns with ACOG policy supporting the provision of evidence-based, appropriate care.

What does the California ballot initiative do?

  • The proposed initiative would make sure that no one is penalized or criminalized for making decisions about reproductive health care.
  • Voting yes on this initiative would protect Californians’ health care decisions related to abortion and contraception.
California Ballot Information

 

Michigan

Vote YES on Michigan’s Reproductive Freedom for All Initiative

In November, Michigan voters will consider a ballot initiative to amend the Michigan Constitution to affirm the fundamental right for patients to make and clinicians to carry out reproductive decisions without medically unjustified legislative interference. This initiative aligns with ACOG policy supporting the provision of evidence-based, appropriate care. 

What does the Michigan ballot initiative do?

  • The proposed ballot initiative would make sure that no one is penalized or criminalized for making decisions about reproductive health care.
  • Voting yes on this initiative would protect Michiganders’ health care decisions related to pregnancy, abortion, birth control, miscarriage care, prenatal care, and childbirth.
Michigan Ballot Information

 

Vermont

Vote YES on Vermont’s Proposal 5, Right to Personal Reproductive Liberty

In November, Vermont voters will consider a ballot initiative to amend the Vermont Constitution to guarantee the fundamental right for patients to make and clinicians to carry out reproductive decisions without medically unjustified political interference. This initiative aligns with ACOG policy supporting the provision of evidence-based, appropriate care. 

What does the Vermont ballot initiative do?

  • The proposed initiative would make sure that no one is penalized or criminalized for making decisions about reproductive health care.
  • Voting yes on this initiative would protect Vermonters’ health care decisions related to pregnancy, abortion, birth control, miscarriage care, prenatal care, and childbirth.
Vermont Ballot Information