TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers advancing a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the Kansas Constitution insist that it should go on the state’s August 2022 primary ballot instead of that year’s general election ballot.
That prompted criticism from abortion rights supporters Thursday that the measure’s backers fear it would fail with the broader swath of voters who vote in general elections.
The GOP-controlled House Federal and State Affairs Committee approved the measure after rejecting a proposed change to put it on the ballot in the November 2022 general election.
The House plans to debate the measure Friday. It would overturn a 2019 Kansas Supreme Court decision protecting abortion rights.