Kansas abortion measure advances in Senate


Kansas lawmakers have pushed a proposed anti-amendment to the Kansas Constitution through the state Senate. 

The vote Wednesday came as abortion rights advocates attempted to undercut potential support for the measure by arguing that it would lead to a ban on most abortions like a measure being pursued in Tennessee. 

The Kansas proposal is aimed at allowing the public to vote on overturning a state Supreme Court decision last year.

The Senate's vote was 28-12, giving supporters one vote more than the two-thirds majority necessary. It now goes to the House.