The first big test for reproductive rights post-Roe is next week in Kansas

Posted on AllSides July 27th, 2022
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Next week in Kansas, abortion rights will face the first test at the polls since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

In 2019, Kansas’s Supreme Court ruled that the state’s constitution protects the right to an abortion. On Tuesday, voters will be asked to weigh in on a proposed amendment that would explicitly remove that right, opening the way for Kansas’s Republican-controlled legislature to further restrict or ban abortion, just as neighboring Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri have done.

The other elections taking place next Tuesday are the state’s Democratic and Republican primaries, although registered independents — who...

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