As a Kansas resident, you have no doubt been inundated with primary campaign commercials, emails, fliers, and other political advertisements. However, no matter your party affiliation (or lack thereof), we wanted you to be aware of something else on the ballot today: the Value Them Both Amendment.
This amendment, if passed, would place decisions regarding the regulation of abortion in the hands of your elected state representatives. This would override a 2019 ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court, which is currently stacked with abortion advocates and declared that the state constitution guarantees the “right” to abortion-on-demand.
The key amendment language reads:
“§ 22. Regulation of abortion. 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. To the extent permitted by the constitution of the United States, the people, through their elected state representatives and state senators, may pass laws regarding abortion, including, but not limited to, laws that account for circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest, or circumstances of necessity to save the life of the mother.”
If you have not voted already, you can find information on how and where to do so here.
FFL is nonpartisan and nonsectarian, and we do not endorse candidates or parties. But no matter whom you support in today’s primary or in November’s general election, we urge a YES vote on the Value Them Both Amendment, and we ask you to forward this email to anyone you know who has not yet voted.
Kansas women and their unborn children deserve better than abortion, which devalues them both.
Because women — and girls — deserve better,
Serrin M. Foster
Feminists for Life of America
Women Deserve Better
& The American Feminist