“Quality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the state or any of its political or taxing subdivisions on account of sex.”
Very simple. Straight forward. Innocuous. Something that everybody can get behind. Right? Not so much.
But Catholic and anti-abortion groups worry that an ERA could make it impossible for the state to restrict abortions or curtail Medicaid-funded abortions.
“If we allow it to pass, Kansans will wake up one day wondering how a right to unrestricted and taxpayer-funded abortion was smuggled into our constitution,” said Beatrice Swoopes, a lobbyist with the Kansas Catholic Conference.
WTF? Seriously, someone answer that one for me.