Constitutional amendments dealing with state legislative power and local control will appear on Kansans’ ballots in the Nov. 8 election.
Several local organizations and groups are partnering for an upcoming rally and march to call for people to vote no to the Aug. 2 ballot question that would remove legal protection of abortions in Kansas and pave the way for a total ban.
If a proposed amendment to the Kansas constitution passes, “With almost certainty there will be no legal abortions in Kansas — no matter how she got pregnant or even if she might die from the pregnancy,” Amii Castle writes in this letter to the Times.
The “Value Them Both” amendment would pave the way to a complete ban of abortion in Kansas despite language implying otherwise, panelists said Saturday. If the majority votes “yes” in August, legislators could ban abortions even in cases of rape, incest, and risk of death.
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