Pro-lifers won a major victory in West Virginia and Alabama Tuesday, as voters approved ballot initiatives acknowledging the right to life of preborn babies.

Alabama voted Tuesday to amend its state constitution to recognize the “sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children,” clarifying there is no constitutional “right” to abortion in the Yellowhammer State.

“… it is the public policy of this state to recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, most importantly the right to life in all manners and measures appropriate and lawful; and to provide that the constitution of this state does not protect the right to abortion or require the funding of abortion,” read Amendment 2.

With 97% of precincts reporting in West Virginia, Amendment 1 passed by a margin of 17,184 votes, West Virginia Metro News reports. It amends the West Virginia Constitution to include a line stating, “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion.”

Mainstream news has focused on the coming split federal government, but this is great news for supporters the sanctity of human life.

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