TOPEKA — Legislators are holding a joint House-Senate hearing Tuesday in Topeka to discuss a Kansas Constitutional Amendment on abortion.
On January 16, a coalition of pro-life organizations that included the Family Policy Alliance of Kansas, the Kansas Catholic Conference (KCC), and Concerned Women for America of Kansas (CWA) and Kansans for Life (KFL), along with several state legislators, introduced “Value Them Both”, an amendment to the Kansas Constitution that safeguards both women and babies from what could soon be an unregulated abortion industry created by the 2019 ruling in Hodes & Nauser v. Schmidt, according to a media release from Kansans for Life.
Value Them Both restores to the people of Kansas, through their elected officials, the ability to regulate the abortion industry in a way that protects both women and babies.
Hodes & Nauser v. Schmidt put at risk broadly supported regulations like bans on brutal late-term abortion and taxpayer funded abortions, parental notification requirements and clinic safety standards, leaving both women and babies without even the most basic health and safety standards.
If passed, the amendment would be on August primary ballot.