The recent defeat of a pro-life constitutional amendment in Kansas was not a consequence of strategic overreach, nor was it a rebuke of Dobbs. In fact, it followed from the difficulty of communicating complex legal and political principles, as well as navigating the fear and distortion generated by abortion advocates and their media allies. To help secure a pro-life future, we must learn the correct lessons of the Kansas loss, including the need to harness the emotional power of truthful narrative to shape political choices.
Elizabeth R. Kirk, The Meaning of Kansas: Lessons From A Pro-Life Defeat, Pub. Discourse (Aug. 11, 2022), https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2022/08/83956/.