Return Power to Voters to Protect Women and Preborn Babies

On April 26, 2019, the Kansas Supreme Court took power from Kansas voters and found—created—a nearly unlimited “right to abortion” in our 1859 State Constitution. Prior to this ruling, through widely supported limitations, our state’s abortion rates had been reduced by 43 percent* since 1999 and partial birth abortions had been completely banned. Essentially, women and their preborn babies have now been abandoned to an unregulated abortion industry.

*KDHE Report: Abortions in Kansas, 2018 (April 4, 2019)

Because of the Kansas Supreme Court’s April 26, 2019, ruling, existing bans on partial-birth and taxpayer-funded abortions are now in danger of being rendered unenforceable. Furthermore, the ruling allows violent live dismemberment abortions to continue and threatens these lifesaving limits:

  • Parental consent for minors seeking abortion
  • Informed consent, alerting women to potential health risks
  • 24-hour waiting period
  • Abortion clinic sanitation and safety standards

We can reverse this horrific ruling and allow Kansans to place lifesaving limits on abortion by amending the State Constitution. To do this, we will need the support of a two-thirds majority in both the Kansas House and Senate. From there, voters will weigh in at the ballot box in 2020. A simple majority of votes is all that’s necessary once the amendment is on the ballot.

Public Opinion Backs Our Position
  1. A 2019 Gallup Poll1 shows that 74 percent of Americans support limitations on abortion. Only 25 percent support keeping it “legal in every circumstance”
  2. 75 percent believe abortion should be limited to the first trimester, according to a Marist Survey2, and 54 percent oppose taxpayer-funded abortions
  3. Kansas trends more pro-life than the nation as a whole and the vast majority of its state and federal officials have pro-life voting records

Will you help?

    1. Sign our online petition. Sign up to volunteer here as well.
    2. Donate to our efforts. Contribute online or by cash or check. For checks, write “Reverse the Ruling” in the memo line.
    3. Contact your legislator and encourage them to support an amendment that reverses the Kansas Supreme Court’s inhumane ruling on abortion. Find them here or through the Kansas Legislative Hotline (1.800.432.3924).
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