Despite advancements being made in society from top to bottom, from gay marriage to the Supreme Court stepping in to keep abortion clinics in Texas open, there are still states holding out when it comes to the right of women to have control over their own bodies. Kansas may not be one of them.
The state is a battleground when it comes to women’s rights. Recently, Kansas has plans for a first-in-the nation ban on a procedure that anti-abortion activists call “dismemberment abortion.”
There is one judge, Shawnee County District Judge Larry Hendricks, who blocked the law and believes the state’s constitution protects a woman’s right to have an abortion and is separate from the U.S. Constitution. What this means is, if his ruling is upheld, the Kansas Supreme Court could grant more protections on abortion than the U.S. Supreme Court does. That is certainly groundbreaking.
Every day it seems there are new groups hoping to add more restrictions to a woman’s body. The situation is still poised to get more combative, but there does seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.