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Kansas considered abortion destination even before overturning of Roe v. Wade

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Two yard signs sit in neighborhood lawns. The one on left reads "Value her Choice." The one on the right reads "Vote Yes!"
Carlos Moreno
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KCUR
Neighbors along 96th Street in Overland Park display competing signs regarding the Aug. 2 vote in Kansas.

Supporters of the "Value Them Both Amendment" claim that their proposal will prevent Kansas from becoming an abortion destination — but the state already holds that title.

A current TV ad featuring three medical professionals alleges that, if Amendment 2 is not passed, Kansas will become an abortion destination. Dylan Lysen of the Kansas News Service joined Steve Kraske to discuss the validity of these claims. Lysen says that people already considered Kansas an abortion refuge years before the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision.

  • Dylan Lysen, Kansas News Service political reporter
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