The United States Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade in June 2022 spotlighted women’s own attitudes towards abortion throughout the United States. Kansas became the first state to put the question of abortion rights directly to their citizens through a statewide referendum in August 2022 on which a majority YES vote would allow the Kansas Legislature to regulate abortions and a majority NO vote would preserve Kansans’ right to the procedure under the Kansas Constitution. Statewide surveying in December 2021 and September-October 2022, of Kansans’ attitudes towards abortion gave insight to how women of the classically red state voted to uphold the Kansas Supreme Court ruling that they have a right to abortion under the Kansas Constitution. We examine abortion attitudes of women and by sociodemographic types using the 2021 and 2022 statewide survey.
Dr. Brett Zollinger
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"Abortion Attitudes Among Kansas Women Before and After a Statewide Vote Upholding Kansans’ Constitutional Right to Abortion,"
SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days: Vol. 2023, Article 63.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/sacad/vol2023/iss2023/63