Kansas voters decide to protect abortion rights


Kansas voters rejected an historical effort Tuesday to remove abortion as a protected right from the state constitution in what was characterized as a serious setback for opponents of abortion rights nationally.

Even with a history steeped in abortion politics, Kansas became the first state since 2014 to vote against rewriting its constitution so it would no longer protect a woman's right to an abortion, a defeat some said was remarkable for a primary in a solidly red state.

"Freedom has prevailed. The constitutional rights of Kansas women have been protected," said Rachel Sweet, campaign manager for the coalition . . .


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