Kansans respond to 'fundamental right' of abortion

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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Chris Woodward, Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

I Vote Pro-Life (woman holding sign)The prospect of protecting preborn children is in the hands of Kansas legislators and ultimately the voters. And residents of the state just north of Kansas are praying today for the end of abortion altogether.

The Sunflower State has passed into law numerous pro-life proposals to protect preborn children and their mothers, but those measures could soon disappear if a constitutional amendment is not approved.

Jeanne Gawdun of Kansans for Life tells OneNewsNow it is because the liberal Kansas Supreme Court ruled that the so-called right to abortion reigns supreme.

"They created this so-called fundamental right in a 150-year-old constitution where it'd never been found before," she reports. "So that was created by the court, and this is the people's response to that ruling."

Gawdun

The proposed constitutional amendment, "Value Them Both," has received a positive response.

"We have tremendous support in the legislature," Gawdun reports. "Leadership in both chambers is very supportive, and … we've been working with all legislators, both sides of the aisle. That will continue as the legislation moves forward."

It will take a 2/3rds vote in both houses of the legislature to get the issue on a future ballot for voter consideration.

Meanwhile, Nebraska is praying to end abortion

Earlier this month, Governor Pete Ricketts (R-Nebraska) declared today (January 22) a statewide day of prayer to end abortion. Speaking about his proclamation Tuesday on "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," the governor described Nebraska as a pro-life state.

"We believe that what has happened with Roe v. Wade is one of the darkest periods of our nation's history, with over 60 million of our children being killed," said Ricketts. "So we wanted to ask for prayer to end abortion.

"I think [my proclamation] recognizes the limits of our humanity; it recognizes that we're talking about changing hearts and minds and [that] we need God's help to be able to do that," he continued. "And so we wanted to bring people together in that cause of praying for the end of abortion to be able to continue to work toward making this a country that respects life again."

In his proclamation, the governor states that "it seems right and fitting that the citizens of the state of Nebraska are urged to pray for an end to abortion and for our fellow citizens who need our love and support."

The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) isn't happy with Ricketts' proclamation, calling it an "extremely problematic statement" that "erroneously [declares] a minority religious view to be an official state policy and viewpoint."


Information on Nebraska added after story was originally posted.

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