Value Them Both Coalition Releases Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson
The Value Them Both Coalition (VTB) released the following statement in response to today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson County Women’s Health Organization:
WHY THE AMENDMENT IS NEEDED
A recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling removed the legal foundation for all existing laws that permit basic regulations on abortion. Value Them Both simply allows for these existing laws to be protected.
EXAMPLES OF SAFEGUARDS ON ABORTION THAT ARE AT RISK:
Basic regulations for sanitation, sterilization, and safety that all health facilities follow.
Requirement that abortions be performed by a medical doctor with hospital admitting privileges.
Requirements to inform women of the physical and emotional implications of abortion.
Mandates to notify parents when a minor is seeking an abortion.
Prohibition of the gruesome practice of late-term dismemberment abortion.
Protections against taxpayer funds going to Planned Parenthood and abortions.
Without the Value Them Both Amendment unlimited abortion will come to Kansas. Our legislature will no longer be able to hold the abortion industry accountable, just like we’ve seen in states like New York and Illinois. With our voices and our vote we will let it be known that Kansas values both women and our unborn children.