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AG Schmidt Lauds SCOTUS Abortion Ruling


Kansas Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial hopeful Derek Schmidt has weighed in on today's Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

“Today’s landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court was the right one because as a matter of constitutional interpretation, as the Court writes, ‘Roe was egregiously wrong from the start.’,” Schmidt said in a press release. He said that as a result of the ruling, the issue of abortion will be decided by state legislatures and the people who vote for their state lawmakers.

Now, the Court explains, ‘The permissibility of abortion, and the limitations upon it, are to be resolved like most important questions in our democracy: by citizens trying to persuade one another and then voting.’

 Schmidt said the people of Kansas will speak directly to this subject by voting in a referendum in less than six weeks. By voting on the Value Them Both amendment, Kansans will decide whether state judges may determine how abortion is regulated in Kansas or whether that is a responsibility for the elected branches of state government.

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