Abortion ban, other proposals likely to fail in Kansas. Why are lawmakers still pushing them? | Ap

Despite a broad acknowledgment their efforts will go nowhere, some conservative Kansas lawmakers are pushing to ban abortion or put the issue back on the ballot despite a landslide vote in favor of abortion rights last year.

Some of the Kansas House’s most conservative members have backed a new constitutional amendment removing the state’s right to abortion and a bill to criminalize the procedure. Supporters say they are motivated by opposition to abortion in their home districts, despite the low likelihood of success.

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