A complete of 908,745 votes had been solid, with 534,134 voting that protections ought to stay and 374,611 for them to be scrapped.
President Joe Biden hailed the consequence. “Tonight, Kansans used their voices to guard girls’s proper to decide on and entry reproductive well being care,” he mentioned on Twitter.
“It is an vital victory for Kansas, but additionally for each American who believes that girls ought to be capable of make their very own well being selections with out authorities interference.”
In a separate assertion, he urged Congress to “take heed to the need of the American individuals” and cross a invoice codifying the suitable to abortion.
Different states together with California and Kentucky are set to vote on the hot-button concern in November, similtaneously Congressional midterm elections wherein each Republicans and Democrats hope to make use of it to mobilize their supporters nationwide.