Bloomberg Law
July 28, 2022, 11:04 AM

First Post-Dobbs Vote Tests Kansas Abortion Foes’ Strategy

Alex Ebert
Alex Ebert
Staff Correspondent

Voters in Kansas will be the first in the country to get a say over the future of abortion rights following the US Supreme Court’s decision to hand regulation to the states.

Erasing the right to abortion from the state Constitution is on the ballot in the Aug. 2 primary—timing that forced campaigners to scramble to inform Kansans unaffiliated with either major political party that there’s a reason for them to vote.

Nearly a third of registered Kansans are unaffiliated, so their turnout levels can make a difference in whether the Legislature’s later able to ban abortion.

The initiative has ...