First things first: Pro-life amendment

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

gavel with stethoscopeThough a prominent pro-life group objects to a recent appointment to the Kansas Supreme Court, they see a more pressing issue at hand.

Kansas Democratic Governor Laura Kelley has appointed District Judge Evelyn Wilson, a radical supporter of abortion on demand and a contributor to the governor's various campaigns, to the state Supreme Court.

"That was not a shock but of course was disappointing to begin with," comments Jeanne Gawdun of Kansans for Life. "And it further indicates how really political the nominating process is for our state's highest court, unlike the appellate court, where there is Senate confirmation where the people actually play a part in the process through their elected senators."

The governor's appointee is seated on the state's high court without any oversight by the Senate. That can be fixed, but it is a lengthy process to get a constitutional amendment on it to the people. And Gawdun says there is something more pressing that needs tending to now.

Gawdun

"This nomination of this particular person, in a totally political process, is another reason why we need to amend the Constitution with regards to the Supreme Court's ruling where they found a fundamental right to abortion in our state Constitution," the pro-lifer tells OneNewsNow.

A right to abortion is not in the document, so the court created one. Kansans for Life is working on an amendment now because the people in Kansas have lost their voice on abortion, and a modification would tie the courts' hands on the issue. 

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