Kansas lawmakers put anti-abortion law on 2022 ballot

Kansas lawmakers put anti-abortion law on 2022 ballot

Ashley Ellis, KTUL staff

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People in Kansas will vote on what could be a new abortion law in the state. 

Voters will decide on an anti-abortion amendment to the state constitution. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to put it on the August 2022 primary ballot. 

“I’ve always believed that every woman’s reproductive decisions should be left to her, her family, and her physician,” Kansas Governor Laura Kelly said in a statement posted on Facebook. “While I know others do not share my belief, I don’t think those supporting this amendment are aware of the consequences it will have for the state of Kansas and our reputation.”

The measure wouldn’t be an abortion ban, but it would let lawmakers enact one if the U.S. Supreme Court were to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision protecting abortion rights. 

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