Kansas abortion measure advances in Tennessee plan's shadow
January 30, 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kansas pushed a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the state constitution through the state Senate on Wednesday even as abortion rights advocates argued that it would lead to a ban on most abortions like a measure being pursued in Tennessee.
The Kansas proposal, aimed at overturning a state Supreme Court decision last year protecting abortion rights, is modeled on a change that Tennessee voters approved in their state's constitution in 2014. Like Tennessee's amendment, the Kansas proposal would declare that the state constitution does not "sec...