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KWAA's Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

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On June 24, 2022 -- Today, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade that established the constitutional right to abortion. Please see Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ( 

The Court in Dobbs held that “[i]t is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue to abortion to the people’s elected representatives” to decide how abortion should be regulated.

On August 2, 2022, Kansas will hold a special election where Kansas voters will be given the opportunity to amend the Kansas Constitution to determine whether there is a continued state constitutional right to abortion.

  • A vote No to the proposed amendment “would make no changes to the constitution of the state of Kansas, and . . . leav[e] in place the recently recognized right to abortion” within the state of Kansas.
  • A vote Yes to the proposed amendment “would affirm there is no Kansas constitutional right to abortion . . . and would reserve to the people of Kansas, through their elected state legislators, the right to pass laws to regulate abortion.”

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg famously said: “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”

The Kansas Women Attorneys Association believes that women should determine our own future. We strongly urge Kansans to make their voice heard and vote on the upcoming state constitutional amendment. The last day to register to vote is July 12, 2022, to be eligible to vote at the August 2, 2022, election.

For more information about this state constitutional amendment, please see the Kansas Legislature website at

KWAA members with judicial and other governmental positions did not participate in the issuance of this statement.

Financial Well-Being: 5 Keys to Retiring Fearlessly


KWAA is proud to welcome presenter Lydia Hiesterman from Brick Street Financial Group - Thrivent. 

Lydia Hiesterman has been a Thrivent financial professional for 5 years. In addition, she farms alongside her husband and together they are raising four kids. Her goal through Thrivent is to help clients protect who and what is important to them by understanding, educating, empowering, and partnering with them so that they may live abundant and generous lives. She offers tailored and comprehensive financial services and solutions for individuals, small businesses and farms. She has been recognized for her leadership excellence in sales and service to members and has earned many top performing accolades. Lydia has earned industry honors based on sales excellence, outstanding client service, ethical conduct and professional knowledge. She has her Bachelors in Agribusiness from the University of Illinois and Masters in Agriculture Economics from Purdue University.

At Thrivent, we believe money is a tool, not a goal. Driven by a higher purpose at our core, we are committed to providing financial advice, investments, insurance, banking, and generosity programs to help people make the most of all they've been given.

Thrivent is a membership-owned fraternal organization, as well as a holistic financial services organization, dedicated to serving the unique needs of our clients. Focusing on their goals and priorities, guiding them towards financial choices that will help them live the life they want today - and tomorrow.

This is a KWAA Members Only Event, Go to to register for this event. 


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