Background on Amendment

In 2019, an activist state Supreme Court radically changed the Kansas Constitution, making it impossible to regulate abortion in the simplest of ways. Unlike neighboring states, taxpayer-funded and late-term abortion could soon be allowed in our state due to Kansans’ failure to pass the VALUE THEM BOTH Amendment August 2, 2022.¹

The VALUE THEM BOTH Amendment would have restored our Constitution to the way it was before a 2019 court ruling cleared the path for nearly unlimited abortion in Kansas and would have safeguarded Kansan’s ability to have:

  • Parental notification for minor girls seeking abortion
  • Clinic inspection, safety & sanitation standards
  • Our state tax dollars kept from funding abortions until birth
Value Them Both Amendment Kansas Pro Life Legislation

Since the court ruling, Kansans have seen the largest increase in the number of abortions2 in over 25 years, with the majority performed on out-of-state residents.

Pro-life Kansans don’t want our state to become the abortion factory of the Midwest. We want to protect women who live and visit here, as well as their babies.

Passage of the VALUE THEM BOTH Amendment would have ensured Kansas did not remain a destination state for extreme abortions in unregulated facilities.

Other Supporters of the VALUE THEM BOTH Amendment
  • The VALUE THEM BOTH Amendment was supported by over 250 medical and mental healthcare professionals who believe women would have been safer, healthier, and more protected by its passage.³
  • Dr. James Dobson, Founder and President of James Dobson Family Institute, officially supported the amendment,
    “Without the VALUE THEM BOTH Amendment, Kansas will become a destination for out-of-state travelers seeking extreme abortions, even up to the moment of birth. This amendment is essential to defend the progress the people of Kansas have made. Kansans, on August 2nd, “Yes” is the pro-life vote. So, vote “Yes” for the VALUE THEM BOTH Amendment.”
  • Other faith leaders with official positions of support for the VALUE THEM BOTH Amendment: Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptist pastors, Catholic bishops and dioceses of Kansas, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Kansas District Concerned Women for America, Focus on the Family
¹ Paul Benjamin Linton, Esq. and Elizabeth R. Kirk, Esq., 2/19/2020
² Kansas Department of Health and Environment, “Abortions in Kansas, 2020” report
³ http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2021_22/measures/minutes/agenda_item_2021011247149015261 Kansas Department of Health and Environment, “Abortions in Kansas, 2020” report