Kansas had the first abortion ballot issue vote yesterday, and voted to uphold the Kansas Supreme Court overturning restrictions put in place by the KS legislature. Abortion remains legal on demand through 22 weeks, and for medical reasons after that.
This was the first election results I checked this morning, and when I saw thisI almost cried. I’m so damn proud of the state for standing up for legal abortion.
There are only four clinics in the state, two in Wichita and two in Kansas City (Overland Park, Ks). But Missouri women now have a clinic within reasonable driving distance in KC or IL. OK women will be somewhat close to Wichita.
Of course the anti abortion groups in Kansas say they will keep fighting, pushing for more restrictions. I am afraid this is something we will have to be vigilant against as long as so many Americans are christian conservatives. Our forum members here living in highly secular countries really can’t understand how batshit these people are and what it’s like to live amongst them.