Of all states to stand up for a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy, Kansas didn’t really first leap to mind. Nevertheless, they have done just that. Women should be celebrating; but at the same time I also know how much these anti’s like to lie. Until we are fully out of ‘danger’ of their heartless manners, every victory is wonderful but I can’t sleep well until we ensure this on a federal -and even state- level…EVERY state.
In the Kansas Bill of Rights it is stated:
“All men [and women] are possessed of equal and inalienable natural rights, among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
After blocking Anti Life bill S.B. 95, Kansas Constitution provides the same protections for abortion as the American constitution. A district court blocked S.B. 95, ruling that the Kansas Constitution provides the same protections for abortion as the U.S. Constitution.
The state court of appeals along side the state appealed to the Kansas Supreme Court, whom voted to affirm the lower court ruling, in part stating:
The State also argues that even if Kansas had such a right, the new Kansas statutewould not unduly burden women seeking to exercise that right. But the United States Supreme Court held in Stenberg v. Carhart , 530 U. S. 914, 938, 945-46, 120 S. Ct. 2597, 147 L. Ed. 2d 743 (2000), that a Nebraska statute that outlawed both the type of abortion at issue here and another less common procedure unduly burdened abortion rights and was unconstitutional. Kansas already bans the less common procedure, so the new law would put Kansas in the same position as Nebraska before its statute was found to be unconstitutional. Based on Stenberg, there is a substantial likelihood that the Kansas statute is unconstitutional, so the district court properly entered a temporary injunction.*Note: because of the PDF format the copy/paste did not go as planned. I suggest visiting the noted link below.
Click to read in full here. Now, let us take this to every court in America and gain back our most basic right as women; the right to develop life after a 9 month developmental process, and the right to terminate it before it has developed into life during that 9 month process. It is merely tissue, and slowly a formation, nothing more. There is no “baby” until a baby is functional without a host. Sorry to disappoint.