Kansas Votes to Keep Right to an Abortion in State Constitution

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The Executive Order signed by President Biden helps cover costs for women who travel from states where abortion is illegal to obtain the procedure. More specifically, the order directs states to write their individual rules so Medicaid will cover some of those costs.

“Congress must codify the protections of Roe as federal law,” President Biden said, “and if Congress fails to act, the people of this country need to elect Senators and Representatives who restore Roe and will protect the right to privacy, freedom and equality.”

During his announcement, Biden also supported the decision that came out of Kansas less than 24 hours before when voters chose to keep the right to an abortion in their state’s constitution. Pro-abortion advocates are celebrating the wins, while pro-life advocates are condemning them. The Kansas Catholic Conference includes strong pro-life advocate, Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann. He released this statement in regards to the decision in the state:

“We are sorry to see that the most vulnerable human being in our society–the unborn child–will not be protected but further treated with indifference and injustice.”

While yesterday, Patrick Kelly, the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus called for even more action. Kelly said even with Roe v. Wade overturned, they still need to fight – as many states will just expand protections.

“We are not done,” said Kelly. “The end of Roe is a crucial milestone but we can not mistake it for the end of abortion. We can hope it’s the beginning of the end and as Knights, we must push forward with all of the courage and compassion we can summon.”