This State Is Preparing a Big Abortion Change – Years in the Making
(NewsReady.com) – In June, the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) reversed federal protections for abortions. The decision left it up to the states to pass their own laws on the matter. Kansas voters made their voices heard.
On August 2, Kansans headed to the polls to vote on whether to end the state’s constitutional right for women to receive an abortion. If the measure passes, it will clear the path for Republican lawmakers to pass a total ban on the procedure — something they’re unable to do at the moment.
Currently, Kansas is a destination for those who need to terminate a pregnancy, but are unable to do so in their own state. That will stop if the GOP wins the fight to end the 2019 constitutional right.
My dispatch from Kansas, where both sides of the abortion rights war are fighting it out — block by block — as voters head to the polls tomorrow. It's the first popular vote on abortion since the Supreme Court overturned Roe. https://t.co/TQ3HfyepFD
— Alice Miranda Ollstein (@AliceOllstein) August 1, 2022
Kansas voters are the first in the country to vote on whether the procedure should remain protected in their state since the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Polls consistently show the American people want to keep the procedure legal, but now that’s being put to the test. If they vote to eliminate the right, it could spell bad news for Democrats who are hoping to use the issue to drive voter turnout in November.
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