The tail is wagging the dog in the USA. Even the red states don't want this christofascist crap being thrust down our throats. Perhaps a few Kansan men have realized they don't want to be on the hook for child support for eighteen years as well. I doubt that all of them were voting with the welfare of women in mind.

Delighted. State by state, will have to be the way to go. I think the pro-life religious wing of the GOP underestimates the just socially-liberal enough republican voters. It was also MRAs of all murky political persuasions unified in misogyny that were also crowing at the time of the Supreme Court action.

All the hos will move out of state leaving us with Good Girls Inc.

Diddums, I said, you realise it's child support /mother fist/'No glove, no love' time for you, boy! The ratio of downvotes were so worth it.

"Just socially-liberal enough republican voters". Yes, and women have had the right to safe, legal abortion for very nearly FIFTY YEARS. That's two generations of people born growing up with safe, legal abortion.

Children, gather round, and let me tell you about a distant time...a time when there were sensible, moderate, even pro-choice Republicans. They were called "Rockefeller Republicans". Nelson Rockefeller (Grandson of John D., founder of Standard Oil) was appointed VP by Gerald Ford. This was a political game of musical chairs which was started by both President Nixon and VP Spiro Agnew resigning. But that part isn't relevant.

From Wikipedia: As Governor of New York from 1959 to 1973, Rockefeller's achievements included the expansion of the State University of New York, efforts to protect the environment, the construction of the Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza in Albany, increased facilities and personnel for medical care, and the creation of the New York State Council on the Arts. Rockefeller supported reform of New York's abortion laws beginning around 1968. The proposals supported by his administration would not have repealed the long-standing prohibition, but would have expanded the exceptions allowed for the protection of the mother's health, or in circumstances of fetal abnormality. The reform bills did not pass. However, when an outright repeal of the prohibition managed to pass in 1970, Rockefeller signed it. In 1972, he vetoed another bill that would have restored the abortion ban. He said in his 1972 veto message, "I do not believe it right for one group to impose its vision of morality on an entire society."[49]

That sure doesn't sound like the Repuke party since Reagan!!!

There is some of that. Several of my guy friends have scheduled vasectomies. And for all of the problems in Kansas, especially in social services, they will go after deadbeat dads for child support. Anything to get responsibility off of the state and onto the parents.

Reproductive freedom is favored in one of the most conservative states by nearly a 2:1 margin. Wow. Kansans exceeded many's expectations today.

I’m so thrilled to see Kansas step up like this.

It’s a major relief. But unfortunately I suspect that the conservative supermajority in the legislature will make this a semi-annual fight to wear us down. But I know some of the Vote No/pro-choice organizers personally, and they’re prepared to keep up the fight.

It was surprising to me to see that. Nearly every person from Kansas I know is stringently pro-life. Most are from Western Kansas so I just assumed maybe East Kansas has a different view on things. It is one state I have avoided in terms of job search and living, but damn their highways are in good shape.

Western Kansas is exactly as backwards as you think. Although places like Dodge City are slowly becoming more blue as immigrants flock to the meat packing jobs. The republicans have resorted to actively destroying public transit and putting polling places in hard to reach locations. Likewise, Wichita despite being an industrial working class city is bought and paid for by the Kochs.

Northeast Kansas is different though. Lawrence is home to the University of Kansas, so between the students and a history of drawing people who didn’t quite make it all the way to San Francisco in the 60s, they are the one reliable blue spot in a sea of red. But they get gerrymandered to death whenever the legislature gets to redraw congressional districts.

The Kansas City area on the Kansas side used to be fairly split between poor blue and rich red, but it’s becoming more blue as Millennials and Gen Z replace Boomers and older. It’s a very interesting time right know where women can go to Kansas for early abortions, and anyone can go to Missouri for marijuana.

Over 80% of results are in for Kansas Amendment 2, and No has a strong lead! This result will allow the Kansas Supreme Court ruling on bodily autonomy to stand and maintain women’s access to abortion with current restrictions in place. While it is still incredibly difficult to get an abortion, many women won’t have to drive hours to Colorado or Illinois.

And as the first state to have a statewide election post-Roe, this hopefully speaks of what the future holds for women’s rights in this country. We can fight back! Whether you are a Kansan and were able to vote and get others to vote or you live elsewhere and called, texted, or sent postcards, thank you.


I hope the dominionists are shitting their pants tonight.

That is fantastic. And perfectly in line with US polls consistently showing that people favor abortion by about this margin (60-something to 30-something).

Reality is many conservatives are not for complete bans on all abortions. The GOP had been catering to a minority group of Evangelical Christians from within the Bible Belt. This group is far right and there are enough of them to give GOP an edge in political races, but there aren't enough of them to support a policy of any sort that applies to the general public. TBH, they make a majority of Christians look much worse than reality. They're the ones who get political, push for bans and restrictions on abortions, and are homophobic. If not for them, other Christians are minding their own businesses. Non-Christians can disagree with their faith and even hate Christianity, but without these Evangelicals and the GOP pandering to them, what is it to anyone that people are religious. As long as they keep it to themselves and their own churches, everybody can coexist.

Most conservatives are for small government. And MYOB. A total ban would be in direct opposition to both.

That’s the part that’s mind boggling. They claim to want the state legislatures to decide instead of federal courts (or state courts in this case) because small government. Why not make it even smaller and let individual women decide what is best for themselves.

It's rare for Kansas to make national news for good reasons.

Apropos of nothing, behold the Mustache of Justice who affirmed the right to privacy.

It is! Despite our long history of progressivism going back to the Civil War. I blame the Kochs.

Glinda reappears and tells Dorothy she always had the power to return to Kansas with the help of the ruby slippers, but had to find that out for herself. After sharing a tearful farewell with her friends, Dorothy heeds Glinda's instructions by tapping her heels three times and repeating the words, "There's no place like home." She is transported back to Kansas.

Thankfully, Dorothy is still safe in Kansas.