You recently attended the Abortion Care Network’s Annual Conference on behalf of Trust Women. Can you tell us a little bit about ACN? The Abortion Care Network is a group of independent abortion care providers across the country. The organization helps staffers at these clinics to connect and share ideas with other abortion providers A significant part of their mission
Like Todd Akin, Assemblyman Celeste Greig of California thinks that pregnancy from rape is rare. South Dakota is trying to make it harder to have an abortion by exempting holidays and weekends from waiting periods
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
Recently in New Mexico, a Republican state representative introduced a bill that could require rape victims to carry their pregnancies to term or face prosecution for “tampering with evidence.” The bill, introduced by Rep. Cathrynn Brown, would make it a felony for a woman to obtain an abortion if she was a victim of rape. The law would also apply
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
Check out this great article about how regulations hurt the business side of an abortion clinic in Michigan
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!
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!
Irin Carmon of Salon.com interviewed Julie about the purchase of a building and how we’re bringing full spectrum reproductive services back to Wichita. “In the three years since abortion provider George Tiller was murdered, his clinic has sat empty, and his murderer’s gleeful declaration, “I stopped abortion in Wichita,” has remained technically true. But Julie Burkhart, who used to run Tiller’s political action
Our friends and supporters in Oklahoma protest the Justice for All exhibit on display at the University of Oklahoma.
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
The Virginia Senate has passed a bill requiring “noninvasive” ultrasounds for women seeking an abortion. Pennsylvania is now considering a push for the more invasive trans-vaginal ultrasound procedure that Virginia abandoned. California State Senator Christine Kehoe has introduced a bill that would increase abortion access for women in remote areas. An Oklahoma Senate panel has passed a measure requiring women to hear the fetal heartbeat before they