Jeff Colyer on Abortion
Kansas prohibited slavery and prohibited abortion together
Kansas was founded on the idea that all people have value. EVERYONE has a God-given right to life and liberty. As a doctor, I've seen newborn babies, who no one gave a chance, thrive. I've seen mothers frightened by a scary ultrasound, only to rejoice
at their child's wedding 20 years later. When Kansas first entered the Union, two of our first laws emphasized basic human dignity. As a free state, Kansas prohibited slavery. The same Founders--whose names appear on these walls--passed laws
prohibiting abortion. That same constitution that prohibited slavery did NOT mention a RIGHT to an abortion. Yet, a Kansas Court issued a ruling which argues the framers of the Kansas constitution imagined abortion as a separate constitutional right.
This is violence against basic facts. This cannot stand. We are a pro-life state. On the issue of life, the stakes are SO high, the issue is SO foundational, the people of Kansas MUST have the final say.
Source: 2018 Kansas Inauguration/State of the State speech
, Feb 8, 2018
Although Colyer's voting record during his two years in the Kansas House and two years in the state Senate tells us very little, on one issue his rabid views are clear.
Colyer is staunchly anti-abortion. That undoubtedly is one of the key reasons Brownback picked him as his running mate twice. On a Richter scale of opposing abortion, Colyer is near the top.
Source: Kansas City Star OpEd on 2018 Kansas governor race
, May 26, 2017
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