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Kansas Holds Referendum on Constitutional Right to Abortion

HeadlineAug 02, 2022

In Kansas, voters are deciding today on a ballot measure that, if approved, would repeal the state’s constitutional protection for abortions and pave the way for conservative lawmakers to enact a near-total ban on the procedure. 

In Kentucky, a state court of appeals has reinstated an abortion trigger law and a so-called heartbeat statute that bans the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy. This comes about a month after a lower state court had halted the enforcement of the measures.

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