Widely seen as the most expensive U.S. Senate race in history—spending has surpassed $100 million—the Southern Senatorial race, forecast as neck-and-neck, was a last hope for Democrats to hold onto a Senate majority before 2016.
The race was close, with incumbent Rick Scott and Democratic opponent Charlie Crist remaining neck-and-neck until about 90 percent of the votes were counted. The re-election of Scott marks a loss for reproductive rights and health-care access in the state.
Shaheen, the current U.S. senator from New Hampshire, has prioritized women’s rights, LGBT equality, and health-care access throughout her campaign.
A Republican-dominated Senate with McConnell as majority leader could spell serious trouble for reproductive rights.
With Colorado’s pro-choice state senate majority in the balance in Tuesday’s election, anti-choice groups are attacking swing-district state senators with misleading and false ads.
Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Nebraska, and South Dakota will decide ballot measures, also known as initiatives or issues, on Election Day to increase those states’ minimum wage.
The right is throwing all its weight behind Sen. Pat Roberts to help him defeat pro-choice Independent Greg Orman.
State lawmakers nationwide have passed legislation to restrict access to reproductive health care, but in New Mexico, attempts to restrict reproductive health care have gained little traction. However, reproductive rights advocates fear that the political landscape may soon change and threaten abortion access not just in the state, but throughout the region.
If passed, Amendment 1 would amend the state constitution to include language that says “nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.” The amendment would also allow state lawmakers to “enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion.”
Amendment 67 is not a law designed to protect pregnant women; rather, it would give law enforcement officials grounds to potentially imprison mothers.