“Oh, my friends. I wish I could share your shock, but I do share your grief,” Ami Helmer writes in this column.
“We know that the trauma and violence of sexual assault and domestic violence strike at the core of a victim’s ability to control their own life. … Regaining personal autonomy is fundamental to healing and survival,” KCSDV writes in this column.
“By applying an either/or rhetoric to a highly nuanced and medically complex issue, anti-abortion advocates are assuring that lawyers, hospital staff, and political entities will ultimately make decisions about pregnancy and abortion care,” Hannah Bailey writes in this column.
“In 1912, Kansas became the eighth state to give women the right to vote, eight years before the national women’s suffrage amendment was ratified. Kansans now have the opportunity to lead the way again,” Elizabeth B. A. Miller writes in this letter to the Times.
“Kansas already has highly restricted abortion care with no government funding, and that will continue if we vote ‘no,’” write Carol Williamson and Lori Hutfles, co-presidents of the League of Women Voters of Lawrence-Douglas County.
“Abortion bans — particularly for children who get pregnant by a family member — are just plain cruel. And that’s what’s at stake if the proposed constitutional amendment on the Aug. 2 ballot passes,” Amii N. Castle writes in this letter to the Times.
“If you vote ‘yes,’ you are renouncing your natural rights, your God-given rights, in favor of only those privacy rights that the legislators of Kansas choose to give you. With all due respect, this is not the American way,” Jonathan D. Kaufelt writes in this letter to the Times.
“Two decisions issued by the U.S. Supreme Court last month … signal an alarming shift toward allowing personal religious beliefs to dominate public policy,” Sharon Brett writes in this Kansas Reflector column.
“I wonder, if the justices are so concerned about history and intent, what do they make of some of the other important documents of our country and the intent of the founding fathers?” Edith Guffey writes in this column.
“Maybe … you are generally pro-life but don’t like extreme restrictions on abortion. Maybe you are just generally uneasy about abortion itself but want it to keep it as an option,” Ken Grotewiel writes in this letter to the Times.
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