The interview is titled “Activist Fights to Reopen Clinic of Slain Dr. George Tiller.” You can listen to it here
The New York Times made a trip to Wichita to attend the City Council meeting, tour the clinic, and pay us a visit at Julie’s house, hard at work while we wait for the renovations to wrap up. You can read the full text of the article here: For nearly four years the site has been abandoned, a low-slung,
Julie spoke with Mother Jones’ Kate Sheppard about the opening of South Winds Women Center, keeping Dr. Tiller’s legacy alive, and the importance of providing reproductive healthcare to women in areas of low access. Wichita, Kansas has been without a local abortion provider since an anti-abortion extremist murdered Dr. George Tiller in his church in May 2009. Now, one of
Deb Gruver of the Wichita Eagle interviewed Julie about the clinic and the services we will be offering this spring. South Wind Women’s Center, the clinic that will open this spring at George Tiller’s former practice on East Kellogg, will offer comprehensive women’s health care services, including abortions, but will not provide late-term procedures. “We will not be doing
Let lawmakers know that you support comprehensive reproductive health care for women and their families in Wichita including access to safe, legal abortion, STD testing, prenatal care, OB care, birth control, emergency contraception, breast exams, pregnancy testing, adoption services and more. We condemn the history of harassment, intimidation and violence perpetuated by anti-choice extremists against women’s health care providers in
If you weren’t able to, not to worry! You can watch it here! Let us know what you think. We’ve had an outpouring of support since the show aired; if you would like to support our efforts, consider giving to our renovation fundraiser at Crowdrise.
This week, The Rachel Maddow Show will be profiling a number of reproductive healthcare providers around the country. Trust Women’s South Wind Women’s Center will be featured Thursday night. Tune in to see Julie speak about our triumphs and challenges right here in Wichita. Check your local listings for air time
Think about sustainable giving! It’s the beginning of a new year. We’re all recovering from holiday season spending and maneuvering busy New Year schedules. At Trust Women, we’re budgeted and scheduled to the umpteenth degree—and we’re guessing you are, too. But, just because you’re strapped for time (and maybe cash, too) doesn’t mean there aren’t still ways you can make
Last Friday, December 7th, the Wichita Peace & Social Justice Center brought in the much admired Tom Hayden to speak at their annual dinner. Imagine our surprise when Mr. Hayden wanted to come to the former Women’s Health Care Services and meet the people who are opening South Wind Women’s Center. What an honor it was to meet him! Mr.
One of our amazing and generous supporters surprised us with a beautiful holiday tree this week! We are so grateful for those who are with us as we get closer to opening this health center. This marvelous tree will go up every year. Thank you!
We had all the contractors that will be working on our fabulous clinic here yesterday, December 4th. We are gearing up to get started very soon with this great group of professionals. Stay tuned for construction photos! I might be able to convince the staff to pose wearing hard hats!
The third annual Take Root conference will be held on February 15th-16th, 2013 at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. We are thrilled to be a part of what has grown to be a groundbreaking conference in Mid-West and the South- where issues in Red States are truly addressed from a real life perspective. Each time we have spoken
Trust Women was at the Medical Students for Choice conference in St. Louis, MO on November 10-11, 2012. We got to hear Merle Hoffman give a speech to over 300 medical and nursing students who are dedicated to providing comprehensive reproductive healthcare to patients. What an inspiration!
This past weekend was an exciting one for women’s rights. On Saturday, April 28th, people supportive of not only reproductive rights, but also an array of other issues affecting the lives of women, including fair pay, gathered across the country for the nationwide March to Unite against the War on Women. Our organization’s own Julie Burkhart, Founder and Executive Director
Statement from Trust Women Founder and Director, Julie Burkhart, on Gov. Brownback’s decision to sign into law a 69 page bill designed to roll back women’s rights – without bothering to actually read it. Once again, Governor Sam Brownback has overreached into women’s private and personal lives. We are appalled that the Governor would agree to sign such a sweeping
Trust Women speaks out on what it calls an “ill-advised” decision by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Wichita, KS – Long-time Kansas reproductive rights activist and Trust Women Founder and Director Julie Burkhart spoke out today about HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ decision to publicly override the FDA and prevent young women from acquiring what is commonly known as “the morning after
Visit this link to view Julie Burkhart’s interview on Democracy Now, the interview begins at the 33 minute mark. http://www.democracynow.org/2011/10/19/colleagues_of_slain_kansas_abortion_doctor. You can also visit Democracy Now!’s YouTube channel at http://youtu.be/ZPbSLsPl5GM to view just the segment with Burkhart
As we’ve seen during the recent primary debates, the Republican Party is at war over their next frontrunner. Despite the lengths the presidential candidates are going to in order to set themselves apart from the pack, they clearly have one undeniable thing in common: they are extreme social conservatives. During the past several elections, the Republican political platform has shifted
Julie Burkhart, Founder, Trust Women and former executive director of ProKanDo, published this statement on the KDHE committee hearing, which would make Kansas’ new restrictive abortion regulations permanent. “We hope the committee will carefully weigh the impact that these prejudicial rules and regulations will have on the lives of women in the state of Kansas. Equitable and fair regulations should