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The national attention focused on the historic number of women elected to Congress Tuesday eclipsed news that two states passed measures with the potential to end the right to an abortion.

West Virginia and Alabama added new language to their constitutions proclaiming that the states do not support the right to an abortion and are not required to fund it. The Alabama law also added language about protecting “the rights of unborn children” and supporting “the sanctity of unborn life.”

The West Virginia referendum passed with 52 percent of the vote, while the Alabama version passed with 59.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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Author: By Emily.Shugerman@thedailybeast.com (Emily Shugerman)