Kansas Can Vote to “Value them Both” When Amendment Gets Second Chance on 2022 Ballot  

Kristi Hamrick - 29 Jan 2021


SFLAction Engaged in heated primary Helping to Shape the Legislature that Passed the measure with one vote to spare 


“Students for Life Action was willing to get involved in Republican primaries for such a time as this: To let legislators of both parties know that we vote pro-life first,” said SFLAction’s Kristan Hawkins. “The Pro-Life Generation is celebrating today as Kansans will have a chance to make it clear that their state Constitution was not written with ‘abortion’ inserted in invisible ink only visible to pro-abortion judges.”   


TOPEKA, KS and WASHINGTON, D.C. (01-28-2021) – Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins said that today, the hard work of pro-life Kansans paid off as the “Value Them Both Amendment”  will appear on the ballot in August 2022. Students for Life Action worked alongside allies like Kansans for Life in the last session for passage, when it fell four votes short of a required two-thirds majority in the House because four Republicans failed to support it. At that point, SFLAction took the unusual step of engaging in primaries to replace pro-abortion Republicans with those who respect preborn life. In particular, SFLAction worked to replace incumbent Jan Kessinger with Jane Dirks, who won in the primary.

Just this week, Students for Life’s Institute for Pro-Life Advancement released a poll showing that Millennials and Gen Z, the generation most targeted for abortion, want to be able to express their abortion views in the ballot box. Almost 7 out of 10 said they wanted to vote on abortion-related policy, and 80 percent said they did not want unlimited abortion through all 9 months, for any reason at all and sometimes with taxpayer funding, which Roe allows.

Hawkins observed earlier in the process that the events in Kansas perfectly illustrated why SFLAction was set up last year. “Our goal is to bring voters and politicians together who will vote pro-life first. We are not here to help a party or any one individual but to stand together against the human rights issue of our day – abortion,” she said. “SFLAction will again be working for the ‘Value them Both’ Amendment to create a legal foundation for protecting preborn life.”


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Students for Life Action (SFLAction) is the 501c4 sister organization of Students for Life of America (SFLA), the nation’s largest, pro-life, student organization with more than 1,240 groups on middle, high school, and university campuses in all 50 states. Students for Life has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life outreach in the world and mobilizes the Pro-Life Generation to confront abortion at the local, state and national levels daily. Every week, Students for Life entities reach more than 2 million people across social media platforms to have nearly 200,000 digital conversations with the most engaged pro-life online audience in the world. 

Students for Life of America (SFLA) is the nation’s largest, pro-life, youth organization. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA serves more than 1,240 groups on college and university, middle and high school, medical and law school campuses in all 50 states. Student pro-life organizations work to confront policies on their campuses to support pregnant and parenting students, to end Planned Parenthood’s relationships with schools and communities, and to change minds of their peers about abortion. SFLA has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life organization.

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