A pro-life amendment to Kansa’s state constitution was rejected by voters.
The defeat of the “Value Them Both” amendment would have continued to support the lives of unborn children by making it virtually impossible to conduct an abortion. However, voters rejected the amendment by 17%.
According to the Associated Press, Former Vice President (and confirmed Catholic) Joe Biden said, “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.”
Spokeswoman for Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America said, “Tonight’s loss is a huge disappointment for pro-life Kansans and Americans nationwide. The abortion lobby’s message to voters was rife with lies that ultimately drowned out the truth. Because of tonight’s results, Kansas could shortly become home to unrestricted abortion on demand — even late-term abortion without limits, paid for by taxpayers. The people and their elected legislators now have no recourse to use the tools of democracy to enact laws that reflect consensus.”
She went on to say, “The stakes for the pro-life movement in the upcoming midterm elections could not be higher, and there will be many more factors in play. It is critical that pro-life candidates go on offense to expose the extremism of Democrats’ policy goals for nationalized abortion on demand paid for by taxpayers.”