Go ahead, North Carolina Republicans. Put abortion on the ballot
Lisa Landrum, of Charlotte, shows solidarity with abortion rights activists as they march through uptown Charlotte, June 26, 2022. - Alex Slitz/The Charlotte Observer/TNS

Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, abortion in North Carolina has remained legal, but Republicans seem eager to restrict it. GOP lawmakers have already indicated they are likely to pass tougher abortion legislation next year if they win a veto-proof majority in November’s election. Instead, we offer them a challenge: let the voters decide. That’s what happened in Kansas, where abortion rights were ballot-tested for the first time since the Supreme Court’s decision — and the results were surprising. Voters in Tuesday’s primary overwhelmingly rejected a constitutional amendment...