Yesterday’s Victory for Reproductive Justice in Kansas Is a Victory for Moms Across America
“Yesterday in Kansas, Democrats, Independents and Republicans, and people of all genders came together in record numbers to reject anti-abortion extremism and the dangerous post-Roe world the U.S. Supreme Court has created. The Dobbs ruling and the state abortion bans and restrictions it allows have already created immense suffering and chaos across the country, with low-income women and moms, women of color, young, rural and immigrant women, people with disabilities, and those who are LGBTQ+ suffering the most. By an overwhelming majority, Kansans rejected that world by voting to protect access to abortion care in their state.
“America’s moms congratulate and thank the remarkable reproductive justice advocates, abortion providers, youth activists, faith leaders, and democracy supporters who came together to form the Kansans for Constitutional Freedom coalition, which worked tirelessly to turn out an extraordinary number of voters in the successful fight to defend the health, rights and autonomy of women and pregnant people. This should be a lesson to all lawmakers at every level who want to strip away our autonomy, our right to be free and equal members of society, and our ability to access the reproductive health care we need. That is not what the country wants.
“Most people who have abortions are moms, and moms want abortion care to be accessible to all who need it. Being able to choose if we have children, and if so, when and how many children to have, which includes access to abortion care, is a fundamental right. Reproductive rights are human rights. Forced births and denials of health care are never okay.”