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.
The decision protects abortion rights in a broader sense than federal law by going beyond the undue burden standard and ruling strict scrutiny, the highest constitutional threshold for judging state actions, applies in these situations instead.https://t.co/mmPHb7GNyl
— Rewire.News (@Rewire_News) April 26, 2019
Kansas Supreme Court Issues Shocking Victory For Abortion Supportershttps://t.co/0qtIhvGtgF
— The Federalist (@FDRLST) April 26, 2019
BREAKING: The Supreme Court of Kansas has just ruled that the state’s constitution protects the right to abortion! This ruling means that abortion rights are protected across the state of Kansas—even if Republicans were to successfully roll back Roe. https://t.co/Tr31o7KA42
— NARAL (@NARAL) April 26, 2019