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
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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.
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!
Our friends and supporters in Oklahoma protest the Justice for All exhibit on display at the University of Oklahoma.
Wichita, KS—The House voted this morning, 88 to 31 (with 6 not voting) on the passage of H Sub SB 313, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” “There are problematic elements of this bill that could have unknown and vast consequences across the state. There are tax code implications for the residents and business owners of Kansas that are
Wichita, KS—The State Senate voted 23 to 16 this evening, without the ability to amend the bill on the floor, to allow health care professionals, including institutions, from administering or referring for any medication or treatment that the individual or institution “reasonably” believes would terminate a pregnancy. “Tonight is a sad night for the women and families of the state
The Missouri Legislature’s decision to erect a bust of Rush Limbaugh in the state capitol has been the cause of pushback from women’s rights activists in the state. Activists gathered and picketed around the capitol March 28 to oppose the honoring of the divisive figure. The outrage is pointed because of Limbaugh’s recent remarks regarding the Georgetown law student, Sandra
Wichita, KS –On Saturday, April 28 at noon, Trust Women will join in the Oklahoma City March to Unite Against the War on Women. Trust Women Founder & Executive Director, Julie Burkhart will speak at the rally following the march. Women’s reproductive rights have been compromised by anti-women, anti-family planning leaders across the country. Presidential candidates, current elected officials and
Wichita, KS –On Saturday, April 28, rallies and marches to Unite against the War on Women will happen across the country. Trust Women, of Wichita, Kansas, will join in the Oklahoma City March to Unite against the War on Women. Trust Women Founder & Executive Director, Julie Burkhart will speak at the rally following the march. The Kansas March will be in Topeka
“The anti-choicers have figured out that we don’t need to overturn Roe v. Wade,” she said. “We can legislate abortion clinics to death so that women don’t have access.” – Julie BurkartRead the full New York Times article online at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/25/us/25kansas.html?_r
Abortion opponents are seeking approval of a measure that would take away private health insurance coverage for most abortions — insurance that most women already have. One of the bills, Senate Bill 65, already died in the House because it was not debated by a key deadline. Now, abortion opponents are so eager to meddle in women’s lives that they
Back in November, when conservative, anti-choice politicians took over the Kansas House, Senate and governor’s seat, those of us committed to reproductive health care access and rights anticipated a tough road ahead of us. Turns out, our fears were warranted. Despite campaigning for less government intrusion, stimulating the economy and creating jobs, the GOP leaders pulled a bait and switch
By Julie A. Burkhart Director and Founder, Trust Women Back in November, when conservative, anti-choice politicians took over the Kansas House, Senate and Governor’s seat, those of us committed to reproductive health care access and rights anticipated a tough road ahead of us. Turns out, our fears were warranted. For despite campaigning on a soapbox of “less government intrusion/stimulate the
This afternoon, as Governor Brownback signed HB 2218 and HB 2035, he proved where the Kansas Government’s priorities are not: protecting the health and access to medical care of Kansas women and their families. HB 2218, an unconstitutional ban on pregnant women’s health care and HB 2035, which will jeopardize the health and safety of teens seeking health care; both
In the current wave of state legislature proposals, the threat to a woman’s reproductive rights goes far beyond whether or not she can choose abortion, as the founder of Trust Women PAC explains. When we think of reproductive health and rights, we think of protestors, Roe v. Wade, the struggle for equality, difficult choices, bullets, bombs, bloodshed and abortion. For