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
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." Texas
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.
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
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