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
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
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.
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!
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
On the evening of May 31st, Dr. Tiller’s memory was honored at a Trust Women tribute event in Wichita, Kansas. The date marked the 3rd anniversary of this brave abortion provider’s death. On May 31, 2009, Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed as he served as an usher at Reformation Lutheran Church during a Sunday morning service in Wichita,
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
Trust Women interns Molly and Megan, along with volunteers, at the Oklahomans Against Personhood rally that took place February 28 at the Oklahoma State Capitol
By contributing to Trust Women PAC today you will help us raise the money we urgently need to continue the process of rebuilding the Wichita Clinic. Since Dr. Tiller’s murder in 2009 this clinic has been closed, leaving 3,000 women without any abortion services. No woman has reproductive freedom until every woman has reproductive freedom, and rebuilding this clinic is