Amendment 2 Rejected


Dawntashia Alexander, Staff Writer - The Mustang Messenger

This past Tuesday, November 8, 2022, Amendment 2 was rejected. For those of you who don’t know, Amendment 2 was an act to ban all abortions in the state of Kentucky, no matter the circumstances. Abortion has always been a very sensitive topic to most people, and after Roe v. Wade, things quickly got worse.

There have been countless protest, riots, and even social media movements from both Pro-Choice and Pro-Life parties. By the time citizens were expected to vote “Yes” or “No” for Amendment 2, almost everyone was ready to put this “debate” to rest.

After Roe v. Wade was overturned, abortion became illegal in 11 states, and a few states, like Kentucky, were on the fence about it. Many people have been arguing over this particular topic for quite some time now, and now that a decision has been made, a lot of people are just glad it’s all over with. With 741,415 votes for “No” and 674,251 votes for “Yes”, it was decided that abortion would stay legal in Kentucky.

Alexis Wallace, a senior at McCracken County High School, says “I feel like this is a huge step forward. It’s important for people to see that we will not have our rights taken away as women.”

Overall, the subject of abortion has always been a very controversial one. Some people are sensitive when it comes to the topic, whether it be due to personal reasons or otherwise, and others are more unbothered by it. However, as of right now the debate has been settled, probably momentarily, by Amendment 2 being rejected.