WASHINGTON — In response to Kansas’ vote affirming the right to abortion in the state’s Constitution, Health Care for America Now Executive Director Margarida Jorge released the following statement:
Kansans have sent a clear message that there is no role for politicians in personal health care decisions. Abortion is basic health care, and access should not depend on where you live, how much money you have or who you voted for in the last election. Although federal protections for abortion rights have been rolled back by extremists on the Supreme court, the Constitutional right to access abortion in Kansas remains intact thanks to the will of voters who know what’s best for their state. Lawmakers in other states should take notice: there is broad support for legal, safe abortion and the guaranteed right to access it. It’s time for elected leaders to focus on meeting the health care needs of the people they serve, rather than putting their political beliefs over the health of their constituents.