Exclusive—Patrick Penn: It’s Time for Kansans to Choose Life

Exclusive—Patrick Penn: It’s Time for Kansans to Choose Life


On August 2, Kansans will head to the polls to vote in the primary election. This primary election is important not only because we get to choose who will represent our parties in the upcoming November election, but also because the Value Them Both Amendment will be on the ballot as well. If passed, this amendment would “affirm there is no Kansas constitutional right to abortion or to require the government funding of abortion.”

This is an issue that my family and I understand all too well. After enduring family hardships and abusive relationships, my mother was sexually assaulted which resulted in pregnancy. She, with little to no support from those who were closest to her, was being pressured to have an abortion. Instead, my

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