Kansas Voters Overwhelming Reject Constitutional Amendment Banning Abortion

Posted August 2, 2022 by with 3 comments

This is a good reminder that the Christofascist psychopaths on the Supreme Court are entirely out of step with the overwhelming majority of Americans. Via NPR:

Voters in Kansas rejected a proposed state constitutional amendment Tuesday that would have said there was no right to an abortion in the state, according to The Associated Press.

Kansas was the first state to vote on abortion rights since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization.

The vote, for now, preserves access to abortion in Kansas and serves as a rebuke to the regional trend of states significantly restricting access. Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Kansas has become an abortion destination for people from other states.

“This vote makes clear what we know: the majority of Americans agree that women should have access to abortion and should have the right to make their own health care decisions,” President Biden said in a statement following the vote. “Congress should listen to the will of the American people and restore the protections of Roe as federal law.”


There are still limits on abortion in the state that have been in effect long before Roe was overturned (you have to have an ultrasound before the abortion, and you can’t get one after 22 weeks unless your life is in danger), and they’ll remain in place regardless of the vote today. As of post time, results showed that close to 60% of voters in ruby red Kansas voted “no” on the constitutional amendment to ban abortion.