Ground Zero in the Battle for Abortion Rights

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Mon, 08/01/2022 - 9:00am to 10:00am

On August 2 Kansans will vote on a constitutional amendment that opens the door to laws banning abortion. Following a Kansas Supreme Court ruling that the Kansas Constitution guarantees a woman’s bodily autonomy and therefore legal abortion (although the court has let stand many onerous laws limiting access to abortion care), the Republican-controlled legislature crafted this amendment, misleadingly labeled “Value Them Both” as if women are included, and placed it on the August primary election when normally about 30% of Kansans vote.  Johanna Brenner interviews Ashley All, spokesperson for Kansans for Constitutional Freedom, a group organized to defeat the amendment, about how they are talking with people, turning out the vote, and building a broad coalition that bridges many divides.

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