Today, anti-abortion politicians introduced a constitutional amendment that would effectively outlaw abortion in Kansas if Roe v. Wade were overturned.
This bill has 21 sponsors, and guess what? They’re all men.
With Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, we know that the future of reproductive rights is in jeopardy. Politicians who wish to end access to safe, legal abortion know that Roe is on the line — so they’re launching an extreme attack.
For decades, women have fought for the right to control our own bodies, lives, and destinies. We can’t let 21 men take that away.
This legislation could outlaw many forms of birth control — including IUDs and emergency contraception — and would ban abortion in all instances, including in cases of rape, incest, or to protect the life or health of the mother.
It’s more important than ever to make our voices heard. Contact your legislators and demand that they OPPOSE House Concurrent Resolution 5004. (Read the bill.)
Next week, Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes and our supporters will take to the statehouse to oppose this constitutional amendment. Will you join us in Topeka Feb. 5?
See you in the field,
Regional Director of Public Policy and Organizing
Gov. Laura Kelly Expects Medicaid Task Force to Quickly Deliver Expansion Plan, The Topeka Capital-Journal
The task force, made up of diverse health care leaders, plans to have a proposal ready for the state's Medicaid program by Jan. 29.
"Polling in Kansas indicates a majority of residents support broadening eligibility for the health program serving about 400,000 disabled, elderly and low-income people in the state."
Save the date for these upcoming events.
February 5, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - PPGPV Kansas Lobby Day at Kansas State Capitol in Topeka
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