August 17, 2022

Elizabeth Kirk, Director of the Center for Law & the Human Person, recently penned a reflection, “The Meaning of Kansas: Lessons from a Pro-Life Defeat,” for Public Discourse, the journal of the Witherspoon Institute, which was published on August 11, 2022.

Public Discourse
Date: August 11, 2022
By: Elizabeth Kirk
The Meaning of Kansas: Lessons from a Pro-Life Defeat

The recent defeat of a pro-life constitutional amendment in Kansas was not a consequence of strategic overreach, nor was it a rebuke of Dobbs. In fact, it followed from the difficulty of communicating complex legal and political principles, as well as navigating the fear and distortion generated by abortion advocates and their media allies. To help secure a pro-life future, we must learn the correct lessons of the Kansas loss, including the need to harness the emotional power of truthful narrative to shape political choices.

To read the full piece by Elizabeth Kirk, click here.