"This setback is not going to stop us. Our resolve has never been stronger than in this very moment,

Peter Northcott, executive director of Kansans for Life said following Tuesday's defeat.

Coming just weeks after the Roe v. Wade decision, organizers on both sides said voters were more energized and engaged, 

leading to record turnout despite the issue being decided in a primary in a midterm year when numbers are historically lower.

more than 298,618 Kansans had cast ballots compared to the 2018 primaries during which only 89,449 had voted early, according to the Kansas secretary of state's office.

Red-state romp backing abortion rights changes 2022 calculations: The Note As of Tuesday morning, 

The "Value them Both" amendment centered on a 2019 Kansas Supreme Court ruling that protected abortion under the state constitution.

more than 298,618 Kansans had cast ballots compared to the 2018 primaries during which only 89,449 had voted early, according to the Kansas secretary of state's office.

Kansas abortion amendment vote seen as a bellwether for post-Roe era If the amendment had passed,g,

 it would have given the state's GOP-controlled legislature the power to pass new abortion restrictions.

With 90% of the vote counted as of 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, "No" led with 60.4% to "Yes" at 39.6%

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