February 4, 2020

Kansas Senate Passes Amendment to Remove "Constitutional Right" to Abortion

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A Kansas Supreme Court ruling in April declared that the Kansas constitution creates a right to abortion which cannot be infringed upon through legislation. The Kansas state senate is now trying to combat this by passing an amendment which, if accepted by the Kansas House of Representatives and Kansas citizens, would remove any such right from their constitution.

The Senate passed the "Value them Both" amendment with a 28-12 vote last Wednesday, but any vote to bring it through the House of Representatives is likely to be close. The Republican Representatives could pass the amendment in a party-line vote, but it is unknown what moderates on either side might choose to do.

If the amendment passes the House of Representatives, Kansans will be able to vote on it at the ballot.

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