Created: Tuesday, February 4, 2020:8:41 AM
Good news! The Kansas Senate passed the pro-life Value Them Both Amendment by the required two-thirds majority vote. Now it goes to the Kansas House of Representatives for another required two-thirds majority vote.
This constitutional amendment will stop abortion on demand in Kansas and is a response to a 2019 ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court that endangered every pro-life law in Kansas. Even existing bans on late-term and taxpayer-funded abortions could be “rendered unenforceable” and parental consent requirements for minors seeking abortion struck down, if Value Them Both is not passed.
A two-thirds majority vote in the Kansas House is essential! There are very close pro-life margins in the House, so this vote is expected to be close. Every vote counts.
Contact your Kansas representative now and urge your representative to support the Value Them Both Amendment to the Kansas Constitution. Pro-lifers want the amendment passed without changes and placed on the August 2020 election ballot. According to Kansans for Life, “A simple majority of votes is all that’s necessary once the amendment is on the ballot.”
However, the abortion industry, with its vast resources and a sympathetic media to use to its advantage, is working hard to defeat the amendment. Assuming it receives the required vote by the Kansas House, pro-abortion advocates will then seek to have Value Them Both appear on the November 2020 ballot instead of the August ballot, hoping it will get lost in the thick of the presidential election. An August vote of Kansas citizens will give the Value Them Both Amendment the visibility it deserves.
Value Them Both returns the authority of Kansans, through their elected officials, to rein in the abortion industry and protect both women and preborn babies. If the amendment is not passed, it is estimated that the state’s abortion rate could increase by 15 per day. The increase will not only end the lives of 15 more babies but also harm 15 more mothers a day!
Please contact your Kansas representative today!