Roe v. Wade canceled, how Kansas and Missouri politicians react

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) – The United States Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday morning, the outcome of which is expected to lead to abortion bans in about half of the states.

Several Missouri and Kansas lawmakers took to social media after the announcement:

“With Roe v. Wade rescinded and the statutory triggers provided in HB 126, we issue this proclamation to restore our state authority to regulate abortion and protect life. Thanks to decades of conservative leadership, Missouri has become one of the most pro-life states in the nation, and our administration has always fought for the life of every unborn child. Today, our efforts have produced what generations of Missourians have labored and prayed for: Today, we have won our fight to protect innocent lives.

“Today’s landmark decision by the Supreme Court of the United States was the right one because in matters of constitutional interpretation, as the Court writes, ‘Roe was demonstrably wrong from the start.’ Today, the Court explains, “the legality of abortion, and its limits, must be resolved as the most important questions of our democracy: by citizens trying to persuade each other, then voting”.

“Today’s decision means that the power and responsibility to decide important and difficult issues involving abortion regulation has been returned to the people rather than to federal judges. The people of Kansas will be speaking directly to this topic in less than six weeks. By voting on the Value Them Both amendment, Kansans will decide whether state judges can determine how abortion is regulated in Kansas or whether it is the responsibility of elected and democratically accountable branches of state government.

“Today is a monumental victory for pro-life Americans across our country who have fought tirelessly for the past fifty years to protect the most vulnerable among us, the unborn.

The Democrats’ extreme abortion-on-demand agenda does not accurately reflect the views of most Americans. Roe’s reversal ensures that state and local officials closest to the people they represent, not unelected judges in Washington, craft our nation’s abortion laws.

Unfortunately, this welcome decision will not protect life in Kansas. It is now more important than ever that Kansans reaffirm our commitment to protecting unborn children and vote to pass the Value Them Both Amendment to ensure that our state does not become a hub for unlimited abortions.

“Today will be a day marked in the memory of millions of Missourians as the day we lost not only our right to privacy, but also our bodily autonomy.

Missourians know what is best for them and their families, and today that was taken away from them. Today, the Supreme Court ruled that Republicans can rob rape and incest victims of their right to determine what is best for them.

Republicans won’t stop at abortion. They will continue to suppress access to birth control and contraception, in vitro fertilization and gay marriage. Last session, Republicans in Missouri proposed bills criminalizing the treatment of ectopic pregnancies and crossing state lines to have abortions in a state where the right to privacy and bodily autonomy is respected.

The Missouri Democratic Party and the Missouri House Democratic Campaign Committee believe that the decision to start a family and when is a serious and personal decision, not one that any politician should stand in the way of.

We stand with the millions of Missourians who believe in abortion rights and against government intrusion.

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