Abortion rights issue on the ballot in November

Yesterday we told you about one constitutional issue on the ballot in November. Today, the second constitutional amendment on the ballot is Constitutional Amendment 2, an amendment that will determine the future of abortion rights in the state.

The question will ask Kentucky voters if they want to add this sentence into the state’s constitution: “To protect human life, nothing in this constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.”

At this time, abortion is illegal in Kentucky under a trigger law, which went into effect after the decision in June by the United States Supreme Court to strike down Roe v. Wade.

A lawsuit that hopes to establish abortion as a state right is currently awaiting action in court. If voters decline Constitutional Amendment 2, they keep open the option of abortion being established as a state right but if voters approve the amendment, it would abolish abortion rights from the state’s constitution, effectively putting an end to the current legal issues.