The results come as the national war over the future of abortion law in the United States intensifies, and Republicans deepened the US Supreme Court’s conservative leanings last month with Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s endorsement.
Angie Thomas, Louisiana’s deputy director, said: “We are very grateful and very happy that women and babies can be supported in this state.
“We are really dedicated to moving on to the next chapter, which will be where abortion becomes impossible because every woman has enough support and love,” she continued, adding that “If Roe v. Wade is overturned, then this state is definitely ready to become a pro-life state.”
Michelle Erenberg, chief executive of Lift Louisiana, a fertility nonprofit that is part of the anti-modification coalition, told CNN that “Tuesday’s results were disappointing, but sympathetic. This sad feeling is only temporary. “
“Anyone or any organization in Louisiana that fights for reproductive freedom knows that these are indomitable battles,” she continued, “but we continue to fight for women – not just means that all women and all who can become pregnant – – deserve a basic right to autonomy in the body and to receive high-quality reproductive health care, including abortion. “
“We were all breathing a sigh of relief tonight,” said Karen Middleton, executive director of the Cobalt reproductive rights group, a member of the coalition formed in the spring.
She told CNN: “I am grateful that Colorado voters have once again said no to intrusion into abortion access decisions. “Colorado will continue to be a safe haven for everyone to access abortion care at a time when we don’t know what might happen at the Supreme Court.”
Middleton added, “I hope this margins help slow down the idea that they should take these measures in other states.”
Giuliana Day, one of the co-financiers of the project, said Tuesday she was “extremely grateful – it was an incredible experience and the people of Colorado were very polite to have conversations. this. “
“The results were not exactly what we expected, but as a community we came together and we raised awareness on such an important issue,” she said and said. adding that she was grateful “all the people and volunteers who worked so hard on this proposition.”
“We will continue to fight,” Day said, calling her cause “the human rights problem of our lives.”