Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Oppose Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court Justice—defend Roe vs. Wade

From Julie A. Burkhart, Trust Women:

President Trump is making good on his campaign promises, and with tonight's announcement of his U.S. Supreme Court pick, Judge Neil Gorsuch, we are not folding.

Trust Women is digging in. We are on the frontlines every day serving women. And while Trump stated he believes women "might" have to travel to other states if Roe were overturned, you know full well that women already travel for access to abortion at additional financial and personal cost. In fact, half of our patients live in a different county than our clinics.

Consider Carrie*, who traveled to us for an abortion. We were able to see her and help her with a low-cost intra-uterine device (IUD) that will be effective birth control for five years. Here's a short note she wrote:

*Name changed for privacy

If Roe were overturned, the state of abortion access could go from bad to catastrophic. This map depicts how grave the situation could get.

However, the Kansas Supreme Court next month will hear arguments on a law banning the most common second-trimester abortion procedure.

The central question for the court is whether the Kansas State Constitution protects the right to abortion care.

If the right to abortion is upheld, the case could make Kansas just one of eight states that protects a women's right choose and the only state in the middle of the country. Your contribution of $8, $18 or $88 will ensure women in this part of the country won't have to wait for trickle-down justice from federal courts, and it will show the Kansas Supreme Court that the nation is watching. 

Let's keep fighting,

Julie A. Burkhart

Founder and CEO

Trust Women Foundation

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