Washington, D.C. — Christian F. Nunes, National Organization for Women’s (NOW) National President, issued the following statement in response to tonight’s election results:
“The spotlight in this election was on women—and women came through.
In Ohio, a constitutional amendment to protect access to abortion care passed with support from Democrats and Republicans alike.
In Kentucky, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear won a second term by highlighting his opponent’s extremist positions on abortion, and voters remembered his veto of a proposal banning abortions after 15 weeks.
And in Virginia, abortion rights made the difference in keeping control of the Senate, which will deny the current governor the opportunity to impose a statewide abortion ban.
However, one thing is clear: abortion and women’s rights were on the ballot today, just as they will be in 2024. Today, we went to the polls to defend reproductive rights, bodily autonomy, gender equality, racial justice, and democracy itself.
Watch this space—we’ll be back in 2024—louder and stronger.“