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SCR 1613 - Establishes a State Constitutional Amendment Specifying that Abortion Shall Not Be Constitutionally Protected - Kansas Key Vote

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Title: Establishes a State Constitutional Amendment Specifying that Abortion Shall Not Be Constitutionally Protected

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a concurrent resolution that establishes a state constitutional amendment specifying that abortion shall not be constitutionally protected.

Highlights:

 

  • Amends the state constitution to state that it does not require government funding of abortion and does not create or secure the right to an abortion (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes elected state representatives and senators to pass laws regarding abortion, including but not limited to, in cirumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest, or when necessary to save the life of the individual seeking the abortion (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes a special election of August 4, 2020, for citizens to vote on this resolution for enactment into the constitutional amendment (Sec. 3).

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BECOME EFFECTIVE.

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Title: Establishes a State Constitutional Amendment Specifying that Abortion Shall Not Be Constitutionally Protected

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a concurrent resolution that establishes a state constitutional amendment specifying that abortion shall not be constitutionally protected.

Highlights:

 

  • Amends the state constitution to state that it does not require government funding of abortion and does not create or secure the right to an abortion (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes elected state representatives and senators to pass laws regarding abortion, including but not limited to, in cirumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest, or when necessary to save the life of the individual seeking the abortion (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes a special election of August 4, 2020, for citizens to vote on this resolution for enactment into the constitutional amendment (Sec. 3).

NOTE: THIS IS A NON-BINDING CONCURRENT RESOLUTION. IT IS NOT SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT AND THEREFORE DOES NOT HOLD THE WEIGHT OF LAW.

Title: Establishes a State Constitutional Amendment Specifying that Abortion Shall Not Be Constitutionally Protected

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NOTE: THIS IS A NON-BINDING CONCURRENT RESOLUTION. IT IS NOT SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT AND THEREFORE DOES NOT HOLD THE WEIGHT OF LAW.

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