Kansas 'Value Them Both' Showdown Awaits

We've included info on this election debate in compilations on the recent SCOTUS abortion ruling.

However, right now we think the subject of an upcoming and potentially historic vote deserves a post of its own to start the week. 

Here are the basics . . .

Now, Kansas will once again be put in the spotlight. The state will be the first to vote on abortion rights following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday overturning Roe v. Wade and returning the regulation of abortion back to the states.

On August 2, Kansas voters will decide whether the right to an abortion is protected by the Kansas constitution.

While the words “right to an abortion” are not directly stated in the Kansas constitution, a 2019 Kansas Supreme Court ruling protects a person’s right to personal autonomy – which includes decisions concerning pregnancy.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Kansans to vote on constitutional amendment regarding abortion rights Aug. 2

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Kansas is one of just a few states that's considered an "abortion haven" or "sanctuary." The state drew national attention in 1991 as anti-abortion activists mounted the "Summer of Mercy" sit-in protests. Eighteen years after that, abortion provider George Tiller was killed in his church.

Kansas voters speak for, against Value Them Both amendment

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Johnson County Democratic Party and Kansas Democrats met in Overland Park Sunday morning to protest the reversal of Roe v. Wade. "This is it, it's over. We gotta fight it, we've gotta get it back," said Cassie Woolworth, president of Johnson County Democratic Women South.

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