Abortion rights face a key test in upcoming Kansas vote, the first of its kind since the fall of Roe

Kansas primary voters on Tuesday will be the first in the country to decide statewide on the right to abortion since the Supreme Court’s June decision overturning Roe v. Wade, putting abortion access at risk in one of the few midwestern states that allows the procedure.

A state constitutional amendment on the primary ballot asks voters whether they want to preserve the right to an abortion in Kansas, a right protected in a 2019 state supreme court ruling.