The Kansas City Star
Is abortion on Kansas ballot again? Judicial retention votes could determine future cases
September 29, 2022
The Kansas Supreme Court was front and center this summer as Kansans prepared to vote on a constitutional amendment aimed at overturning the court’s 2019 decision that found a right to an abortion in the Kansas Constitution.
Millions was spent on ads urging Kansans to take abortion policy out of the hands of “unelected liberal judges.”
The messaging failed.
Kansans voted overwhelmingly to keep abortion rights in the state constitution. But now six of the seven justices on the Kansas Supreme Court will stand for retention on the Nov. 8 ballot.