Rock Chalk GOP Fight Against Abortion

The latest lament over culture war slap fighting . . .

"Kansas is one of the most watched front lines in the post-Dobbs battles over abortion rights, thanks to a unique set of circumstances. In 2019, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled in Hodes & Nauser v. Schmidt that the state Constitution protected an individual right to obtain an abortion. The justices, who noted that some of the Kansas Constitution’s protections of rights are broader than its federal counterpart’s, grounded the ruling in provisions that protect a person’s right to bodily autonomy."

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The Kansas Republican Party's Anti-Democratic Crusade to Ban Abortion

Enter the new state bill, which is in many ways unsurprising. When faced with a constitutional or judicial hurdle, anti-abortion advocates have often tried to be too clever by half. In the 2010s, multiple states passed what became known as "TRAP laws," which stood for "targeted restrictions on abortion providers."