Campaign mailer misleads voters on Kansas Supreme Court retention and abortion rights
In this photo from Aug. 2, 2022, a voter casts his ballot in the Kansas Primary Election at Merriam Christian Church in Merriam, Kansas. - Kyle Rivas/Getty Images North America/TNS

Days before the election, a misleading mailer went out to Kansans that falsely implied voters can protect abortion rights by ousting Kansas Supreme Court justices. Six of the state’s seven justices are up for retention on Nov. 8, including Chief Justice Marla Luckert and Justice Eric Rosen, who signed onto the 2019 ruling that found a right to an abortion in the state constitution. That ruling ensures the procedure will remain protected in Kansas even after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, enabling neighboring Missouri and other states to issue abortion bans. But a mailer...