What the failure of the ‘Value Them Both’ Amendment could mean for the midterm elections and other state initiatives.
By Lauretta Brown, EWTN News, August 4, 2022
Lauretta Brown Lauretta Brown is the Register’s Washington-based staff writer.
The first state-level vote on abortion after the overturn of Roe v. Wade was a loss for the pro-life movement in Kansas’ Tuesday primary. The result raises questions about how the Supreme Court’s June 24 decision might be a factor in the midterm elections and what it might mean for abortion-related ballot initiatives in other states.
Kansans voted 59% to 41% to leave in place a 2019 state Supreme Court ruling that found a right to abortion in the state’s constitution.
The “Value Them Both” Amendment would have removed that right to abortion, adding the following words to the Kansas Constitution:
“Because Kansans value both women and children, the constitution of the state of Kansas does not require government funding of abortion and does not create or secure a right to abortion,” ….