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VALUE THEM BOTH Amendment:  Voting “YES” on the amendment

by | Aug 1, 2022

By Kansans for Life

Editor’s note. The vote on the “Value Them Both” amendment to the Kansas state Constitution is this Tuesday. Kansas Amendment 2 will be the first public vote on abortion since Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court on June 24.

In 2019, an activist state court radically changed the Kansas Constitution, making it impossible to regulate abortion in even the simplest of ways. Unlike our neighboring states, taxpayer-funded and late-term abortion could soon be 100% allowed in Kansas unless you vote “Yes” on the VALUE THEM BOTH Amendment August 2.

Since this court ruling, Kansans have seen the largest increase in the number of abortions in over 25 years, with the majority performed on out-of-state residents.

The VALUE THEM BOTH Amendment restores our Constitution to the way it was before a 2019 court ruling cleared the path for nearly unlimited abortion in Kansas. Kansans don’t want our state to become the abortion factory of the Midwest. We want limits and safety standards to protect women who live and visit here.

VALUE THEM BOTH safeguards Kansans’ ability to have:

  • Parental notification for minor girls seeking abortion
  • Clinic inspection, safety & sanitation standards
  • Our state tax dollars kept from funding abortions until birth

A “YES” vote would ensure Kansas does not remain a destination state for extreme abortions in unregulated facilities.

Other Support for VALUE THEM BOTH Amendment

*The VALUE THEM BOTH Amendment is supported by healthcare professionals because common-sense regulations ensure women will be safer, healthier, and more protected.

*Dr. James Dobson, Founder and President of James Dobson Family Institute, officially supports the amendment, “Without the VALUE THEM BOTH Amendment, Kansas will become a destination for out-of-state travelers seeking extreme abortions, even up to the moment of birth. This amendment is essential to defend the progress the people of Kansas have made. Kansans, on August 2nd, “Yes” is the pro-life vote. So, vote “Yes” for the VALUE THEM BOTH Amendment.”

*Other faith leaders with official positions of support for the VALUE THEM BOTH Amendment: Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptist pastors, Catholic bishops and dioceses of Kansas, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Kansas District Concerned Women for America, Focus on the Family.

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