Kansans will have a chance to protect both mother and child from an unregulated abortion industry in a culminating vote on the Value Them Both Amendment scheduled for August. This is thanks to a pro-life coalition that sought to quickly address the Kansas Supreme Court’s 2019 ruling that abortion is a fundamental right within the Kansas constitution.
The threat to the lives of preborn Kansans necessitated such an amendment to protect them when in 2019, “the court took up the question of a constitutional right to abortion after doctors Herber Hodes and his daughter, Traci Nauser, challenged a ban on dilation and evacuation abortions passed by the Legislature in 2015,” NPR reported. During a D&E or dismemberment procedure, a preborn child is killed when the abortionist tears her arms and legs from her torso before crushing her skull. Dangers to women include a perforated uterus and hemorrhaging.
According to a court document, the justices referred to D&E abortion as “the safest procedure for second-trimester abortions.” “Safe” is an oxymoron when used with abortion; consider the words of Dr. McArthur Hill about the D&C first-trimester abortion method: “I have taken the lives of innocent babies, and I have ripped them from their mothers’ wombs with a powerful suction machine.”
The D&E method of abortion is so violent and horrific that abortion workers report experiencing nightmares. In 2020, abortionist LeRoy Carhart injured two women so badly using the D&E procedure that they were left “mangled” and ER workers were left traumatized.
NPR reported that the state Supreme Court decision was a “landmark ruling … with no path for an appeal.” However, in 2021, the Value Them Both Amendment was put before the Kansas House, led by a coalition formed by Kansas Family Voice, Kansans for Life, and the Kansas Catholic Conference. The amendment passed the House, and then successfully passed the Senate by the end of 2022. Now, it is up to Kansas voters to change the Kansas Constitution. Topeka’s WIBW clarifies that the amendment would not ban abortion but would overturn the court’s decision to deem it a right, and would therefore allow the state to restrict abortion in the event that the Supreme Court of the U.S. overturns Roe v. Wade.
On August 2, 2022, Kansas will go to the voting booths and vote on this amendment, which would support both the idea that no one has the right to an abortion, and the idea that a state does not have the right to use taxpayer dollars to support the murder of preborn babies. If voters approve the Amendment, babies’ lives will be saved, and their mothers will be spared the pain and trauma of abortion. If Kansans fail to approve the Amendment, then abortion will be protected by law in Kansas, even if Roe v. Wade is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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