Kansas State Supreme Court Upholds Right To Abortion

NPR reports:

The Kansas Constitution protects a woman’s right to an abortion, the state’s Supreme Court ruled Friday. The landmark ruling now stands as the law of the land in Kansas with no path for an appeal.

Because it turns on the state’s constitution, abortion would remain legal in Kansas even if the Roe v. Wade case that established a national right to abortion is ever reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The decision turbo-charged efforts among conservatives in the Kansas legislature to ask voters to add an abortion ban to the state constitution. Lawmakers return to Topeka next week.