Pressure building on Svaty over abortion record


The battle over abortion in the Democratic gubernatorial primary heated up on Thursday as former state Rep. Josh Svaty came under increasing pressure for opposing abortion rights as a state lawmaker.

The national political group, EMILY'S List, issued a statement on Thursday urging voters to cast aside comments that Svaty made during a debate Wednesday that he would trust women to make their own health decisions.

"You can never make abortion illegal, you can only make safe access to abortions illegal," Svaty said. "I would certainly say to all Kansans that they have my commitment that I would always . . .


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