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Kansas Constitutional Amendment Defeated
In the 2019 case Hodes & Nauser, MDs, P.A., et al. v. Schmidt, the Kansas Supreme Court held that the Bill of Rights in the Kansas constitution protects a woman’s access to an abortion. On August 2, 2022, voters in Kansas defeated the Value Them Both Amendment (House Concurrent Resolution No. 5003). This amendment would have amended the State Constitution by adding a new section to the bill of rights stating that nothing in the state constitution creates a right to abortion and granting the legislature the authority to pass laws regarding abortion.