Capitol Update: Rep. Jarrod Ousley says Kansas’s Free State roots include ‘right to control one’s body’

Rep. Jarrod Ousley, Democrat from Merriam. File photo.

Each week during the 2022 Kansas legislative session, we will provide Shawnee Mission area legislators the opportunity to share their thoughts about what’s happening in the state capitol.

Below is this week’s submission from Democratic Rep. Jarrod Ousley Woodard of Kansas House District 24, which covers Merriam and parts of Mission and Overland Park.