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Kansas August Referendum To Be First Post-Roe Electoral Clash – Patriots.Social

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The first ballot test of the post-Roe era will be on Aug. 2 when Kansas voters are presented with a proposed constitutional amendment that declares there is no constitutional right to abortion.

The Kansas Value Them Both Amendment will be the first of at least four proposed constitutional amendments addressing abortion certain to go before voters during the 2022 election cycle.

After this week’s leak of the U.S. Supreme Court’s draft ruling in favor of nixing 1973’s Roe v. Wade decision, efforts by pro-life activists in Colorado to get an abortion ban on this year’s ballot have gained traction while pro-choice groups in Michigan are staging a late drive to qualify a “reproductive rights” amendment for a November referendum.

If the draft remains as is, the ruling itself is not surprising. All sides of the abortion debate expected the court to uphold a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy when it ruled on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and to return regulation of abortion to the states.