BREAKING: Family Policy Alliance of Kansas Calls on Legislature to Rein in Activist Supreme Court

April 26

April 26, 2019


BREAKING: Family Policy Alliance of Kansas Calls on Legislature to Rein in Activist Supreme Court

Topeka – Today, with its long-awaited opinion regarding the 2015 Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, the Kansas Supreme Court underscored its rank as one of the most activist benches in the country.

The 2015 law was challenged by a group of abortionists who wanted to continue to perform dilation and evacuation abortions otherwise known as dismemberment abortions – a procedure that requires the abortionists to pull the unborn baby apart limb by limb while the baby is still alive in the womb.

The Court’s opinion invents a right to abortion that has never, in 158 years of its existence, been found in the Kansas Constitution. The tentacles of the Court’s opinion will almost certainly reach all laws in Kansas that protect both mothers and their babies.

The Court used invisible ink to write an abortion right into the Constitution while ironically failing to recognize words that actually exist in the very first section of the Kansas Bill of Rights: “All men are possessed of equal and inalienable natural rights, among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

A Statement from Brittany Jones, Director of Advocacy for Family Policy Alliance of Kansas:

“The timing and nature of this opinion is a clear political move by the Kansas Supreme Court, highlighting the extreme political nature of the court.

“This ruling is out of step with the words of the Kansas Constitution, the people of the state, and the leaders they elect to represent them. Family Policy Alliance of Kansas is already working to see this opinion overturned and the Court held in check. The integrity of Kansas law and the lives of our youngest Kansans depend upon it.”

With its activist ruling lacking any basis in Kansas law and its blatant disregard for Kansans’ desire to protect preborn babies and their mothers, the Court has challenged the people of Kansas to make a stand for life though the ballot box.

Already, three states (Alabama, West Virginia, and Tennessee) have approved constitutional amendments declaring that there is no right to abortion in their constitutions. This year alone, three other state legislatures are considering or have passed constitutional amendments of the same nature.


For media inquiries or to schedule an interview with Brittany Jones, contact Robert Noland at:  719-308-2822 or