Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidates discuss their pro-life stance

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The Kansas primary is four days away and all week KSNT News has been breaking down the issues that matter to you, the voters. 

The four major Republican candidates running for governor are all pro-life.

Right now, Kansas is waiting on a ruling from the Kansas Supreme Court which could determine if the Kansas Constitution allows a women the right to an abortion. 

“We would need a constitutional amendment if that happened. We would absolutely need a constitutional amendment and I think the large majority of Kansans would support that,” said Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer. 

Gov. Jeff Colyer, and Secretary of State Kris Kobach would also support a constitutional amendment if the court rules a woman has the right to an abortion. 

“We will do all that we can to protect Kansas life and if that requires a constitutional amendment, we’ll let the people decide,” said Colyer. 

Kobach said if the court rules in favor of the state, he’d like to see more pro-life laws passed, but wasn’t specific as to what those laws would entail. 

“I would continue to push for legislation, pro-life legislation as we’ve seen over the past few years that has strengthened the pro-life cause in Kansas,” Kobach said. 

Barnett said being pro-life doesn’t stop at the birth of a child, but should be supported until the natural end of life. 

There is no date set for when the Kansas Supreme Court will release its decision.

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