The economy and crime were the top issues for voters in last week’s November general election, but abortion rights also were also important to many.
A new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade drove sizable numbers of young and newly registered voters to the polls.
About 40% of voters overall said the Supreme Court’s decision had a major impact on their decision to vote this year. Of those voters, 54% voted in a general election for the first time, 52% were under 30 and 51% were women under 50.
Heidi Sieck, the co-founder and CEO of #VOTEPROCHOICE, a reproductive rights advocacy organization, joined Bobby Cuza Tuesday night on “Inside City Hall” to discuss abortion and last week’s election.
“There is no universe where the Supreme Court can overturn 50 years of precedent that puts half of the population’s body autonomy at risk and not expect that to mobilize voters,” Sieck said.