Posts tagged "Kansas"

Today is the Ten Year Anniversary of the Murder of Abortion Provider Dr. George Tiller

Today marks the anniversary of the murder of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, who was gunned down in his church ten years ago by an anti-abortion extremist associated with the group Operation Rescue. At the time, Tiller was one of the only providers in the country to offer abortion care later in pregnancy.

Planned Parenthood Wins Out Over State Attempts to Strip Medicaid Funding

In a win for reproductive rights advocates, today the U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider a case between Planned Parenthood and the states of Louisiana and Kansas concerning respective state laws that sought to strip Planned Parenthood of Medicaid funding. This decision means that the appeals court rulings that blocked the respective laws from going...

Election Night 2018 Historic for LGBTQ+ Candidates

A week after the midterm election, Kyrsten Sinema was declared the winner of the Arizona Senate election, making her the first openly bisexual person elected to Congress and Arizona’s first female Senator. After Tuesday’s election, the total number of LGBTQ+ members of Congress is now eleven, the first time that the number has reached double...

Women Win Across the Country in 2018 Midterms

Women won more seats in Congress yesterday than ever before, with over 110 women elected, including the first Muslim women, first Native American women, and two women in their twenties. The women who were elected include the former Teacher of the Year, small business owners, former military helicopter pilots, activists, a former CIA officer, and...

Linda Brown, Icon of School Desegregation, Dies at 75

Linda Brown, who as a child was at the center of the historical Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, died on Sunday in Topeka, Kansas at the age of 75.

Army Approves Gender-Transition Surgery for Chelsea Manning

This past Tuesday, the United States Army approved gender-reassignment surgery for Chelsea Manning, who is currently serving 35 years in a Kansas military prison for distributing classified information to WikiLeaks.

Reproductive Health Care Providers Prevail in Spite of Anti-Abortion Protests

National anti-abortion extremist groups attempted to intimidate and harass abortion providers and patients in Cleveland, Philadelphia and Wichita this July.

Moderate Republicans Sweep Kansas State Legislature and Senate, Ousting Conservative Incumbents

On Tuesday, moderates swept the Republican primary races in Kansas, ousting 14 conservative state legislator incumbents, and ushering another 7 moderates into open seats, a sign that many Kansans are not happy with Governor Sam Brownback’s slashes to government services.
Threat to Kansas Abortion Clinic Quickly Resolved

Threat to Kansas Abortion Clinic Quickly Resolved

Security measures set in place to protect the South Wind Women's Clinic from threats succeeded in intercepting a possible bomb threat yesterday.
Anti-Abortion Extremist Will Stand Trial for Threatening a Provider

Anti-Abortion Extremist Will Stand Trial for Threatening a Provider

In a powerful decision for abortion providers being threatened by extremists, the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals found in a 2-1 ruling that a jury – not a judge – should determine whether or not a 2011 letter Angel Dillard sent to Dr. Mila Means constitutes a true threat.
The Kansas AG is Fighting to Uphold an Anti-Abortion Law

The Kansas AG is Fighting to Uphold an Anti-Abortion Law

Earlier this month, the Kansas Attorney General announced his plans to appeal a Shawnee County Judge's ruling which blocked an anti-choice law in the state.
Kansas Has Banned the Safest, Most Common Kind of Second-Trimester Abortion

Kansas Has Banned the Safest, Most Common Kind of Second-Trimester Abortion

The law makes Kansas the first state to ban most second-trimester abortions.
Anti-Choice Extremists Target Abortion Clinic Director in Kansas

Anti-Choice Extremists Target Abortion Clinic Director in Kansas

Anti-abortion extremists have taken to protesting outside the home of Julie Burkhart, the CEO and founder of the Trust Women Foundation and the Executive Director of the South Wind Women’s Center.
Kansas Lawmaker Plans to Introduce 14-Week Abortion Ban in State Legislature

Kansas Lawmaker Plans to Introduce 14-Week Abortion Ban in State Legislature

Kansas Republican Senator Garrett Love plans to introduce a bill that would effectively ban abortions after 14 weeks' gestation.
US Receives "C" Grade On Reproductive Rights

US Receives “C” Grade On Reproductive Rights

While the US overall grade is a C, 15 states failed outright.
Marriage Equality Set to Take Hold in 35 States Following Court Rulings

Marriage Equality Set to Take Hold in 35 States Following Court Rulings

Decisions by the US Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals this week brought the number of states in which same-sex marriage bans are effectively null and void to 35.
Kansas Senate Comes Out Against Anti-Gay Legislation

Kansas Senate Comes Out Against Anti-Gay Legislation

If signed into law, HB 2453 would allow the refusal of government services to same-sex couples, as well as private services such as access to stores and medical services, making LGBTQ people effectively second-class citizens.
Separate Federal and State Voting Rules Threaten to Disenfranchise Voters

Separate Federal and State Voting Rules Threaten to Disenfranchise Voters

Arizona joined Kansas last week to create separate voter registration systems for state and local elections. The creation of two separate voter registration systems could translate into thousands of disenfranchised voters.
Clear Channel Pulls Radio Ad for Women's Clinic, Claims it is 'Divisive'

Clear Channel Pulls Radio Ad for Women’s Clinic, Claims it is ‘Divisive’

Ads for the recently re-opened South Wind Women's Center in Wichita, KS were recently pulled from a local radio broadcast station owned by Clear Channel citing "decency standards."
Federal Judge Upholds Kansas Anti-Abortion Law

Federal Judge Upholds Kansas Anti-Abortion Law

U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil refused on Sunday to block pieces of a Kansas law restricting abortion access.