Kansas voters reject Value Them Both amendment that would have stripped away abortion rights

Kansas was the first state to vote on abortion rights since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June. The vote preserves the right to an abortion in the Kansas Constitution. Photo credit Leah Wankum.

By Dylan Lysen, Laura Ziegler, Blaise Mesa 

Kansas voters rejected a proposed state constitutional amendment Tuesday that would have stripped the right to an abortion — marking a stand for abortion rights in a heavily Republican state in the first vote since the fall of Roe v. Wade.