‘Protect Reproductive Rights in Kansas’ rally follows Roe v. Wade overturning

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On Saturday, June 25, Riley county residents took to the streets mourning the overturning of Roe v. Wade. This precedent set by the Supreme Court in 1973 protected abortion on a federal level through the 14th Amendment’s privacy clause.

The rally featured signs, chants, a song, and a couple laps around the block outside the Riley county courthouse.

Kansas State students were found among the crowd, including Talis Rehse, a senior in vet school, and Gloriana Tokgozoglu, a senior in life sciences.

Although the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Kansans still have a decision to make determining the future of abortion. On August 2, the “Value Them Both” amendment will be put to a vote, and if passed, would repeal Kansas’ constitutional right to abortion. This would allow legislators to pass laws regulating abortion in the state. Kansans eligible to vote have to register by July 12 to vote on this issue on August 2. You can register online on the official Kansas Online Voting Registration Website.

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I'm Carter Schaffer, the editor-in-chief of the Collegian. Previously I wrote for the news desk and did some photo/video work. I am a junior in journalism and hope to work in news or video production one day. I grew up in Andover, Kansas, home of the Andover Trojans, and I've been a Wildcat all my life.