Shortly after the SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade, states began taking their own measures for and against abortion. Kansas took an interesting turn.
Despite the apparent redundancy under the rule of Roe,
a 2019 Kansas Supreme Court ruling ..., in response to an attempt to ban a common second trimester abortion procedure, said Kansans had a right to bodily autonomy and therefore the right to terminate a pregnancy.
The Kansas City Star
But after Roe was struck down, the Value Them Both ballot measure sought to invalidate that 2019 Kansas Court decision through a state constitutional amendment that would allow legislation on abortion. Specifically, the amendment would have declared there is no Kansas constitutional right to abortion.
Kansas voters rejected the proposed measure, upholding that 2019 court decision.
My question is, what duty to this vote do future courts have, if any? Can the Kansas Supreme Court still vote to overturn that 2019 ruling, as the SCOTUS overturned Roe? Is Kansas abortion still hinged solely on Court decisions?