The Point

The Point: Bloody Kansas

Last week the Supreme Court of Kansas ruled that the state’s constitution protects a woman’s “right” to an abortion. The Court cited the Kansas Bill of Rights, which guarantees “all men” the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” And that right, the Court said, “include[s] a woman’s right to make decisions about her body,” but apparently does not include a right to life for the separate individual human being that grows in the womb. Barring a ballot initiative that would amend the state constitution, abortion will remain legal in the Jayhawk State even if the U. S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. This is just the latest example of how the abortion battle has moved to the states, and more evidence that even if the Supreme Court overturns Roe, it will not settle the issue any more than it did in 1973. So if you believe that all human beings have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, including those not yet born, it’s time to get to work.


John Stonestreet


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