Value Them Both defeat
Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

August 3rd, 2022

We are disappointed about the defeat of the Value Them Both Amendment yesterday. It saddens us to see the continued injustice for the most vulnerable among us, the preborn child, and the loss of protections for women who are vulnerable due to an unplanned or challenging pregnancy.

We express our gratitude for the overwhelming number of prayers, volunteer hours and sacrifices that so many good people throughout Kansas have committed to this effort. The joy, perseverance, and courage shown by the coalition and its grassroots volunteers amidst a very hostile opposing campaign is inspiring.

Unfortunately, we were not able to overcome the millions spent by the abortion industry to mislead Kansans about the amendment, nor the overwhelming bias of the secular press whose failure to report clearly on the true nature of the amendment served to advance the cause of the abortion industry.

The Church and the pro-life community will continue its tangible and compassionate service to women facing unplanned and difficult pregnancies and to women and men needing healing after being hurt by an abortion. In fact, we commit to increasing our support as Kansas becomes a destination state for unrestricted abortion.

The pro-life community persevered through 50 years of Roe. In Kansas, we will continue our defense of the dignity and sanctity of all human life. Life will be victorious!

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