Despite nationwide GOP gains, Tuesday’s elections brought victory for pro-choice liberals in Colorado and North Dakota, where voters rejected anti-abortion ballot measures by significant margins.


An anti-abortion measure in Tennessee, meanwhile, managed to pass with 53 percent of the vote. Amendment 1 makes no immediate change to already strict abortion policies in the state (where, for example, the parent of a minor must provide consent for abortion, and public funding for abortion is only available for cases of life endangerment, rape or incest). However, it “will give lawmakers far more power in enacting abortion regulations and restrictions in Tennessee,” The Tennessean reported.