ACLU Statement on the 2022 Midterm Election Results

November 9, 2022 1:00 am

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NEW YORK — Below is a statement from Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, on the results so far of the 2022 midterm elections.

“Last night represents a historic victory for reproductive freedom. Voters in Michigan, Kentucky, Vermont, California, and across the country demonstrated they will protect reproductive freedom and stand up for the ability to access essential abortion care in overwhelming numbers. We are especially proud of last night’s citizen-initiated victory in Michigan where voters passed one of the most comprehensive constitutional amendments that will preserve the right to reproductive freedom for generations to come.

“Well before Roe v. Wade was overturned, the ACLU and our affiliates played a role in supporting historic ballot measure campaigns this cycle, investing millions during this record-breaking year for abortion measures on the ballot. While we celebrate last night’s ballot measure results, our work is far from finished on the federal level or in states across the country. Every person deserves the power to make personal medical decisions during pregnancy, and we won’t stop fighting until that vision is a reality across the country. The ACLU promises to hold those in power accountable to ensure that we expand access to abortion in every way we can.”

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