Abortion-rights group leads on fundraising for ballot issue

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – On the defensive for years in Republican-dominated Kentucky, abortion-rights supporters have gained an election-year advantage at a pivotal time.

They have opened a big fundraising lead ahead of a statewide vote on whether to eliminate the right to abortion in the state’s constitution.

The group Protect Kentucky Access has raised nearly $1.5 million this year in leading the campaign against the proposed constitutional amendment placed on the November ballot.

The anti-abortion group leading the push in support of the ballot measure, Yes For Life, reported raising about $350,000 during the same period.

The abortion-rights group also has a sizable cash-on-hand advantage.

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