Kansas Shows Us The Future Of The Pro-Life Battle

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Posted: Aug 01, 2022 12:00 PM

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Kansas is now ground zero for abortion in the American Midwest. Outside the Topeka Planned Parenthood, cars wrap around the building and not just cars from Kansas, but license plates representing lives from Iowa, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Nebraska. Kansas has become the common denominator as all of its border states have restrictions on abortion since Roe v. Wade was overturned in June.

Ironically, Kansas’ duly elected state legislature and governor restricted abortion, as well. Or at least, they had, until a board of activist judges blocked the legislation and asserted a state constitutional right to abortion even in the absence of an explicit constitutional provision.

So now, abortion is back on the ballot. On August 2, Kansas will vote on the “Value Them Both Amendment,” which explicitly affirms that “there is no Kansas constitutional right to abortion.”

This vote, and the conflict preceding it, are important indications of how the pro-life battle will play out all across America. In some states, legislation is

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