Longtime abortion foe behind constitutional amendment recount dies in plane crash


A longtime abortion foe who got behind the effort to force a partial recount of the constitutional amendment on abortion died in a plane crash Tuesday. He was 69.

The Kansas Republican Party announced news of Mark Gietzen's death early Wednesday afternoon after word started circulating about his fatal plane crash on social media.

The party praised him as a "longtime and highly effective and active pro-life advocate, supporter, and leader."

"Mark was known, loved and respected by many across Kansas for his endless efforts to save babies from abortion," the party said.

"His presence, determination and hard . . .


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