Governor Laura Kelly announced today her selection of Evelyn Wilson to fill the seat of retired Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lee Johnson.
Kansans for Life is not surprised that the governor chose someone as a Supreme Court Justice who supports her vision for unlimited abortion in the state.
This is yet another reason why we need to amend the Kansas Constitution, and ensure that women and their babies can be protected by reasonable regulations on the abortion industry.
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.
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.
Will you help?
- Sign our online petition. Sign up to volunteer here as well.
- 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).
LifeNews.com Note: Dave Andrusko is the editor of National Right to Life News and an author and editor of several books on abortion topics. This post originally appeared in at National Right to Life News Today —- an online column on pro-life issues.