All Registered Kansas Voters Will Be Allowed to Vote on Abortion Regulation

Today, July 12,  is the last day to register to vote or change party affiliation.

This year a constitutional amendment known as “Value Them Both” will be on the ballot during the Kansas primary election on August 2, 2022.

This year, the constitutional amendment will be on ALL ballots.

“There is a nonpartisan ballot that will be for everyone other than Democrat of Republican voters, with only the amendment question, so that everyone that is registered will have the opportunity to vote in the 2022 Primary election,” Bourbon County Clerk Ashley Shelton said.

Below is the proposed amendment to the Kansas Constitution that will be voted on in the August primary election, according to https://sos.ks.gov/elections/constitutional-amendment.html

Ballot iconValue Them Both Amendment will be on the
State of Kansas Official Primary Election Ballot.
On August 2, 2022  the following question will be on the ballot for all registered voters.
Regulation of abortion.
Because Kansans value both women
and children, the constitution of the
state of Kansas does not require
government funding of abortion
and does not create or secure a
right to abortion. To the extent
permitted by the constitution of the
United States, the people, through
their elected state representatives
and state senators, may pass laws
regarding abortion, including, but
not limited to, laws that account
for circumstances of pregnancy
resulting from rape or incest, or
circumstances of necessity to save
the life of the mother.
Vote:
O Yes
O
Explanatory statement.
The  Value Them Both Amendment
would affirm there is no Kansas
constitutional right to abortion or
to require the government funding
of abortion, and would reserve
to the people of Kansas, through
their elected state legislators,
the right to pass laws to regulate
abortion, including, but not limited
to, in circumstances of pregnancy
resulting from rape or incest, or
when necessary to save the life of
the mother.A vote for the Value Them Both
Amendment would affirm there
is no Kansas constitutional right
to abortion or to require the
government funding of abortion,
and would reserve to the people of
Kansas, through their elected state
legislators, the right to pass laws to
regulate abortion.

A vote against the Value Them
Both Amendment would make no
changes to the constitution of the
state of Kansas, and could restrict
the people, through their elected
state legislators, from regulating
abortion by leaving in place
the recently recognized right to
abortion.

Kansas residents can check their voter registration status or register to vote through: https://myvoteinfo.voteks.org/VoterView

2 thoughts on “All Registered Kansas Voters Will Be Allowed to Vote on Abortion Regulation”

  1. Kansas already heavily regulates abortion as seen below. This proposed amendment claims to make no changes to the KS constitution. Then……why add it? That makes no sense. There must be some reason for adding it. It would be added to change something. Pro-life AND pro-choice. Because I don’t want to see women killed by knitting needle back alley abortions like I saw in the 1960s.

    RESTRICTIONS ON ABORTION
    In Kansas, the following restrictions on abortion were in effect as of June 28, 2022:

    *A patient must receive state-directed counseling that includes information designed to discourage her from having an abortion, and then wait 24 hours before the procedure is provided.
    *Private insurance policies cover abortion only in cases of life endangerment, unless individuals purchase an optional rider at an additional cost.
    *Health plans offered in the state’s health exchange under the Affordable Care Act can only cover abortion in cases of life endangerment.
    *Abortion is covered in insurance policies for public employees only in cases of life endangerment.
    *The use of telemedicine to administer medication abortion is prohibited.
    *The parents of a minor must consent before an abortion is provided.
    *Public funding is available for abortion only in cases of life endangerment, rape or incest.
    *A patient must undergo an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion; the provider must offer the patient the option to view the image.
    *An abortion may be performed at 20 or more weeks postfertilization (22 weeks after the last menstrual period) only in cases of life or severely compromised physical health. This law is based on the assertion, which is inconsistent with scientific evidence and has been rejected by the medical community, that a fetus can feel pain at that point in pregnancy.
    *The state prohibits abortions performed for the purpose of sex selection.

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