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11/30/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/30/2021 18:16

Sen. Moran: Tomorrow SCOTUS Will Hear The Most Significant Abortion Case Of The Last 30 Years

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) spoke on the Senate floor regarding a pending case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. Oral arguments for Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization begin tomorrow.

"Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear the most significant abortion case of the last 30 years, Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization," said Sen. Moran. "This case provides the court the opportunity to relinquish the legislative power it has assumed and return it to the people and their representatives. The court will be better for it, and so will our politics. And most importantly of all, millions of future voices will get to have their say in the process, too."

Kansans will vote in August 2022 whether to add the Value Them Both amendment, which the Kansas legislature passed earlier this year, to the state constitution. The amendment would make certain the Kansas Constitution does not create or secure a right to abortion. The Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization along with the Kansas amendment could significantly impact Kansas abortion laws.

Items to note:
  • Oral arguments for Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization begin tomorrow, December 1 at 10:00 a.m. ET.
  • In 2018, Mississippi state legislature adopted the Gestational Age Act, which protects life after 15 weeks. Following its adoption, the Jackson Women's Health Organization challenged the law. The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional.
  • In January, Sen. Moran urged Kansas state legislators to quickly pass the Value Them Both amendment.

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