Commonwealth Policy Center

Many are wondering why a constitutional amendment that said abortion isn’t a protected right under their state constitution didn’t pass in a red state like Kansas. Misinformation and misunderstanding have been named the culprits. In the months leading up to the vote, pro-abortion activists sent out flyers giving misinformation about the amendment, claiming it banned procedures like IVF and contraception, when it didn’t. Many pro-lifers contend the language in the amendment was unclear and possibly confused voters. This is of concern, especially for Kentuckians, because we have a similar amendment on the ballot on November 8th called the Yes for Life amendment. It is our opportunity to prevent a state-level Roe v. Wade from being imposed on us by judges.