59% voted to keep #abortion legal in conservative #Kansas. That's quite a gap to rig. Americans often vote more progressive on issues than you'd expect. Voting for candidates gets more bogged down in tribal sympathies and the personal attacks that TV and social media do so well.

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@wjmaggos as a non-US person I'm still trying to understand the logic of banning .

If it's a pro-life stance, then the same States are also anti death penalty I take it?

Just seems odd in the land of the free, to actually remove a freedom of choice... By having kept abortion choices anyone could decide for themselves whether to have one or not.

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they generally are pro death penalty. it's usually about religion and looking at the situation from the point of view of the fetus. just as you can't murder innocent people, you shouldn't murder a fetus. but once you do something worthy of the death penalty, we can kill you. it's not a view I hold but I try to understand it. the idea that these same people think the government can't do anything right makes me wonder why they trust the government to decide guilt, but IDK.

There's something to be said for a good faith attempt to understand those you disagree with. At the very least it means you are actually disagreeing.
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