A “Vote No” rally was held by Emporia Community Action outside of White Auditorium to encourage people in the community to vote against anti-abortion legislation on Aug. 2.

Alexis Lowder, who is a member of Emporia Community Action, spoke to the other members about setting up a rally after hearing that Roe v. Wade had been overturned.

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Fremon

We're similar in many ways, Ricky. it's just that idea of a single-cell human life form that you cling to. I, and most Americans believe that It may be, or it never was to be a fellow human. I'm sure that no one, including NASA enjoys aborting a project, When everything isn't going right, it's may be the lesser evil. It's Complicated!!!

Torres4Kansas

It is obvious that the smaller vote yes attendees were basing their view on their religious belief. We are a secular state and nation. If your religion dictates your decision on this matter, by all means, follow what your religion commands you to do but don't project your religious beliefs on others! There have been NO late term abortions done in Kansas for years, if ever! 90% of abortions done in Kansas were done before 12 weeks. 10% before 22 weeks and NONE after 22 weeks. Half of the abortions done in Kansas came from out of state because Missouri, Oklahoma and other Dark Age States took away women's freedom, they took away their RIGHT to privacy, took away their RIGHT to make their own decisions about their reproductive health care choices and control over their own bodies. VOTING NO, will keep abortion safe and legal and protect women's freedom. Kansas was founded as a FREE STATE! It will remain that way so VOTE NO! We must not take women back to the Dark Ages and ban contraception, prohibit abortion in the case of incest, rape and severe deformity of the fetus! We must not make women carry a baby caused by rape or Uncle Billy or even their father. Please stop trying to impose your religious values on others!

Ricky

No vote will also contribute the average of a million defenseless unborn babies to be killed every year. You are trying to take away there voice by silencing our voice. You have no right to silence our voice.

scrapbooker

Where in the story does it say she said they ate fetus for lunch?

Ricky

It’s political garbage. Anytime there is an election there are simply thousands of made up stories about politicians to make them look bad. Both parties do it this guy seems to be a little better than most at doing it. Most of the facts he states are from extremist websites.

Aim_High

No Ricky, I'm a moderate who supports moderate abortion restrictions. You are the extremist... supporting a referendum nearly 80% of the country disagrees with...

Also CDC, Guttmacher, WHO, 538, and fact checking websites are not "extremist" no matter how many times you claim they are. The sources are always included, you're just too lazy to go read them. Too lazy to google. Its easier to call it political garbage from extremist websites. Your ignorance is not my problem.

Ricky

Moderate, 🙄😂

Aim_High

I explained earlier... but Ill quickly explain it again for you. The line in the article about fetuses in styrofoam cups comes from an accusation about an abortion doctor saving fetuses in cups and eating them with his lunch. It's not that hard to google it... If you can find any other references to fetuses in styrofoam cups in the state of Kansas, I'd love to hear it. She is 100% referring to what Phill Kline says.

Aim_High

" But last year, Kline made an even more startling attack on abortion that received little attention in Kansas City. The Wichita Eagle was apparently the only newspaper that reported Kline’s April 29, 2004, offensive, which then became fodder for Web sites, some of which reveled in the bizarre nature of Kline’s accusations.

Kline, speaking to Kansas legislators who were considering how best to regulate abortion providers, told his audience about a filthy Kansas City, Kansas, clinic, which he said should convince lawmakers that more regulation was needed. Kline presented photographs depicting a cluttered, unsanitary medical office. And he also provided a police officer’s affidavit, which made a stunning claim: that workers at the clinic believed its proprietor, a physician named Krishna Rajanna, had kept aborted fetuses in Styrofoam cups in a freezer and later heated them up and stirred them into his lunch."

Ricky

It also sends me that there are some that use the phrase LOL I’m talking about this issue. I find nothing funny about the death of thousands of unborn babies. Shame on you.

Aim_High

Context is important, Ricky. I'm not LOL "about the deaths thousands of unborn babies", I'm LOL because your fellow pro-birth supporter shows up to a pro-choice gathering and says she believes an abortion provider was saving fetuses and then eating them for lunch... lol. You seem like the kind of guy who would also believe this ridiculous lie, Ricky, but a rational person wouldn't.

Ricky

Iv Known Mac Maguire for a number of years and I am deeply disappointing that he does not view the life of an unborn baby has been the most important aspect of this discussion. There is nobody better to speak up for the unborn than the priest and ministers Of our religions. It is very sad.

scrapbooker

The Kansas Constitution says nothing about abortion or any regulations on it.

scrapbooker

Interesting that New Life did not organize the rally and Chester Morris is not pastor at New Life. Facts are important !

Aim_High

It's great to see multiple pastors present and in support of a women's right to choose. The gadsden flag is fantastic... so many in the Trump cult waved it around, but are now ready to tread all over the rights of women. Complete hypocrites!

Then you have the YES crowd spreading the same old lies about “Late-term abortion is what we have in our state" and Value Them Both says "we do not want our taxes going to abortions".

There is no definitive date for "late term" and political activists don't get to just make up their own definitions... The Kansas Constitution already bans abortion later than 22 weeks, while over 90% of abortions occur during the first trimester. Trying to define any abortion after 13 weeks as "late term" is ridiculous... and the only tax dollars that go towards abortion are to save the life of the mother. Nothing wrong with that.

"We want the clinic where they do the abortion to be sanitary and have to be inspected because you would not believe the stories that they find. Fetuses on the floor, in refrigerators, stacked in styrofoam cups.”

More lies... but I looked into it just because it was so strangely specific... That lie originates from a speech by Phill Kline, where he references a police report stating "workers at the clinic believed its proprietor, a physician named Krishna Rajanna, had kept aborted fetuses in Styrofoam cups in a freezer and later heated them up and stirred them into his lunch." LMAO who reads and actually believes this stuff? Eating aborted fetuses for lunch? Wow. Phill Kline also wants access to all the medical records of women who have received abortions in Kansas... that's not a hippa violation or threatening at all...

Abortion clinics are just as clean as any operating room in a hospital... at least the ones in Kansas are. Lene says "You would not believe the stories" Yeah Lene, because I'm not that gullible, lol. Vote No.

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