About the pro-life setback in Kansas
Kansas voters rejected a poorly worded constitutional amendment that clarified the state's constitution does not include a right to abortion access.
Pro-lifers in Kansas experienced a setback Tuesday when a constitutional amendment allowing the legislation to implement abortion restrictions was defeated 59 percent to 41 percent by voters in a record turnout for the state's primary.
The constitutional amendment responded to a 2019 Kansas Supreme Court ruling that the Kansas Constitution's Bill of Rights protects a woman's access to abortion.
The court's ruling upheld a district court decision blocking a law passed by the Kansas Legislature in 2015 that banned dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortions.
A D&E abortion is a surgical abortion procedure that takes place in the second trimester of pregnancy. An abortionist dilates the woman's cervix and uses instruments to dismember and extract the baby from the uterus. I've seen pictures and videos of the aftermath, and there is absolutely no doubt that what was extracted was a living human being, not "a blob of tissues." It's gruesome. It's horrific.
The Kansas Supreme Court magically decided women in the state had a right to do this to their unborn children. Because they determined it to be a constitutional right, it falls under strict scrutiny, making it impossible for the Kansas Legislature to pass any restriction.
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