- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 6, 2020

Lawmakers in the Kansas House are set to vote Friday on a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would deny abortion access as a fundamental right.

The state Senate approved the measure last month. If the House also approves it, the proposal will be placed on August’s primary ballot. A simple majority of voters is needed to ratify it.

“The votes are really close,” House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr., a Republican, said Thursday, according to The Associated Press.

Last year, the state Supreme Court declared abortion a “fundamental right,” angering many lawmakers in the Republican-led Legislature.

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