Opinion

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Opinion: Exemptions to abortion bans are complex

Life and health exemptions to abortion bans are complex. With the legality of abortion effectively on the Aug. 2 ballot, Kansans should understand how looming government regulations might affect women’s health. If the abortion amendment passes, the Kansas Legislature will likely ban all or ...

Letter: Poorly written amendment

To the editor:   It is unfortunate that the constitutional amendment on the ballot is indirect and ambiguous; the “explanatory statement” appearing with it is no better.   A reasonable person might think the explanations were written by an unbiased, neutral editor trying to clarify ...

Letter: Personhood is the question

To the Editor Here are some observations in regard to the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v Wade. First, it was not really a conservative decision. For years conservatives have been saying that the size and intrusiveness of government should be minimized, that more power should be in ...

Letter: Ministers support amendment

To the Editor: Kansas is standing at the crossroads concerning the August 2 vote. We ministers, in Lawrence, are compassionate and do care about the women of Kansas. We don’t want to see any mother mistreated or taken advantage of when they are pregnant. Many people seem to make the ...

Letter: Religious leaders oppose amendment

To the Editor: During our time as religious leaders in our respective congregations or communities, we’ve watched families celebrate the most joyous occasions of their lives. We have supported families through some of the most painful moments in their lives. And, we have prayed with ...

Letter: Mitigate the need

To the Editor: Here's an exercise for any readers who care about the issue of abortion. Imagine the millions of hours and the equal amount of cash that have been invested in overturning Roe V. Wade during the past nearly half century. Now consider if half of that investment was directed ...