The Supreme Court in Kansas just released their decision ruling that having the option to end your pregnancy is a right in the state!
The court ruled that the Kansas Constitution gives women the right to make their own decision when it comes to their bodies, and it means that ending pregnancies will be legal in Kansas, even if Roe v. Wade gets reversed on a federal level.
Robert Eye, a lawyer who represents two doctors in the Supreme Court case said that their Supreme Court had not made a ruling in that regard until Friday.
The battle that lasted for 4 years began when the legislature passed, and Governor Sam Brownback signed a bill that outlawed a specific type of second-trimester endings of pregnancies – which is when the lawsuit was filed.
Eye said that the fundamental right would have been impermissibly interfered by the statute that banned the most commonly used procedure to end pregnancies.
The court’s decision has been opposed by Kansans for Life.
Jeanne Gawdun, a lobbyist for KFL said that they have given such a broad right to ending pregnancies on demand, broader than anything else in the country, and they are horrified by that. She noted that they are a pro-life state that values the life of the woman and her unborn child.
The pro-lifers are now looking at the option of passing a constitutional amendment that would change the right to end pregnancies in Kansas, but it would require two-thirds of each chamber and be put to a statewide vote.