Pro-Lifers, Don’t Despair Over Kansas Abortion Setback

Source: The Federalist
by Michael New

“Pro-lifers suffered a setback on Thursday as the ‘Value Them Both’ amendment was defeated in Kansas. This amendment was drafted in response to a 2019 Kansas Supreme Court decision which found that the state constitution protects a so-called right to abortion. … Though the outcome of Tuesday’s election is certainly disappointing, pro-lifers need not despair. This is for three reasons. First, a substantial body of academic research shows that campaign spending plays an outsized role in direct democracy campaigns. Since abortion is a multibillion-dollar industry subsidized with millions of state and federal taxpayer dollars, supporters of legal abortion can almost always outspend pro-lifers. Indeed, that was the case in this election.” (08/03/22)