COVID-19 Fuels Quick Push For Kansas Anti-Abortion Measure

TOPEKA (AP) — Abortion opponents are moving with unusual speed to put a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the state constitution on the ballot, fearing a COVID-19 outbreak could thwart them if they delay action even for a few weeks.

The proposed amendment would overturn a Kansas Supreme Court decision in 2019 that declared access to abortion a “fundamental” right under the state constitution’s Bill of Rights. It would declare that there is no Kansas constitutional right to abortion and preserve the Legislature’s power to regulate abortion.

 

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