Stories from Around the State
Without the ability to make reproductive decisions for one’s body, those who can become pregnant cannot participate equally in our democracy.
Further, since the Dobbs decision reversing the right to abortion, numerous state governments have introduced legislation directly or indirectly related to reproductive rights, challenging doctrines of US democracy.
This story was originally published by KVOE.
The League of Women Voters’ Emporia branch will be busy the next few months. Why, you might ask? It’s tracking votes for lawmakers representing Lyon County for the second straight year.
In June 2022, the US Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey and ending the federal constitutional right to abortion. As the Supreme Court no longer recognizes the right to abortion as protected by the US Constitution, this ruling makes state constitutional amendments even more significant, leaving the right to abortion up to federal or state laws.
This story originally aired on Inside Kansas Politics.
Jacqueline Lightcap with the League of Women Voters of Kansas discussed what voters need to know before casting their ballot this November.
This story was originally published in Votebeat.
Kansas, Missouri, Florida among states with laws that voter registration groups say put volunteers at risk
This story was originally published in the Kansas Reflector.
Record turnout for abortion vote in Aug. 2 primary counters concerns about attempts to undermine election integrity