Wednesday, June 29, 2016

US Surpreme Court Victory for abortion rights celebrated in Wichita

From Trust Women:
Today was one spectacular Monday for women, especially those who need abortion care. 

The U.S. Supreme Court, in its majority decision on Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt, said what we've argued all along. Requirements for abortion clinics and providers such as ambulatory surgery centers and hospital admitting privileges don't help women. They hinder them.

From Justice Stephen G. Breyer's majority opinion striking down parts of a Texas law: "We conclude that neither of these provisions offers medical benefits sufficient to justify the burden upon access that each imposes. Each places a substantial obstacle in the path of women seeking a previability abortion, each constitutes an undue burden on abortion access, and each violates the Federal Constitution."

Can I get an amen?

We are elated by the decision, but we won't rest until all pregnant people can easily access abortion care.

Women in Texas have driven hundreds of miles out of their way, including to our Trust Women South Wind Women's Center, to get care because of waiting lists there. Our clinic (click here to take a video tour) may look just like any other doctor's office, but countless times patients have told me how nice it is. How surprised they were that it was so pretty inside. And, unfortunately, how scared they were at first because of the terrible lies the antis had told them. 

The stigma against abortion is that intense

As we celebrate this day, please consider a monthly contribution and become a part of ourCircle of Trust to expand high-quality abortion access.

Monthly contributions keep our costs low and help us plan ahead for our next clinic.

Never doubt that your support makes a difference. 

Julie A. Burkhart
Founder and CEO

Trust Women

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