Posts tagged "kansas"

Meet The Doctor Who Performs Abortions In Wichita Following Dr. George Tiller’s Murder

Meet Chicago abortion provider Dr. Cheryl Chastine, who travels to Wichita, Kansas, every week to help women terminate pregnancies. Five years ago, Wichita doctor George Tiller was murdered at his church by an anti-abortion extremist. Dr. Chastine provides abortions at Tiller’s former clinic, which reopened last year. [Democracy Now]
The Supreme Court refused…

Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2014

Kansas School Removes Sex Ed Poster Because It’s About Sex

Incredible news, everyone! A “concerned parent” in Kansas just discovered something groundbreaking: if you hide the suggestion of sexual activity from 13-year-olds entirely, it will prevent them from engaging in that behavior forever. They will never figure it out on their own.

So discovered “concerned parent” Mark Ellis, who successfully had a sexual…

Jessica Wakeman / January 21, 2014

Kansas Legislature Advances Scary Abortion Bill

The state House of Representatives and Senate of Kansas advanced an anti-abortion bill which defines the beginning of life as “at fertilization,” which Republican Governor Sam Brownback is expected to sign. [Reuters, Feminist.org]
On Margaret Thatcher’s hatred of feminism. [Feministing]
Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton said she would consider running for office…

Jessica Wakeman / April 8, 2013

Kansas Abortion Clinic Operated By Dr. George Tiller To Reopen

Finally, something positive happening for the reproductive rights of women in Kansas. Four years after abortion provider Dr. George Tiller was fatally shot by anti-abortion activist Scott Roeder in Wichita, Kansas, his clinic is re-opening.

Activist Julie Burkhart, who worked with Dr. Tiller for seven years, started the nonprofit organization Trust Women Foundation in 2010.

Sarah Gray / April 4, 2013

HIV-Positive? You Probably Don’t Want To Be In Kansas Anymore

My college best friend and I coined the term “bipolar week.”  It was used to describe a week filled with both overwhelmingly amazing events and truly terrible moments: winning a prestigious award and then getting dumped by your boyfriend, or perhaps acing a midterm and losing a childhood pet. When reflecting on this past week, in terms

Sarah Gray / March 29, 2013

Meet The Woman Reopening Dr. George Tiller’s Abortion Clinic In Witchita

Meet Julie Burkhart of the Trust Women Foundation who purchased the office owned by late abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, who was murdered by an anti-abortion extremist in 2009 in Wichita, Kansas. After raising nearly $1 million to reopen the clinic, it’s set to begin serving women’s reproductive health care needs again this spring.

Jessica Wakeman / February 11, 2013

Church Wants To Build “Pro-Life” Memorial In Wichita

A church is fundraising to build a National Pro Life Memorial and International Life Center in Wichita, Kansas — a distasteful suggestion considering Wichita is the city where abortion provider Dr. George Tiller was murdered by an anti-abortion extremist in May 2009. [KansasCity.com]
On the domestic abuse allegations against Atlanta megachurch pastor Creflo…

Jessica Wakeman / June 12, 2012

Kansas Advances “Conscience” Bill To Let Pharmacists Refuse You Morning-After Pill

The Kansas state legislature advanced a so-called “conscience” bill yesterday that will make it easier for health care providers to refuse to provide women’s health services that they personally find morally objectionable. According to the Kansas City Star, a doctor could refuse to give chemotherapy to a pregnant woman with cancer because the fetus might…

Jessica Wakeman / May 3, 2012

“Mrs. YoMama” Won’t Catch On As Nickname For First Lady, Politician Finds

“Mrs. YoMama” actually won’t be catching on as a new nickname for Michelle Obama, a Kansas politician has found after an awkward email forwarding incident. KS House Speaker Mike O’Neal forwarded an email to fellow Republicans which said, “I’m sure you’ll join me in wishing Mrs. YoMama a wonderful, long Hawaii Christmas vacation — at…

Jessica Wakeman / January 6, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Topeka Decriminalizes Domestic Violence

Yup, the city of Topeka actually decriminalized domestic violence (and other misdemeanors) so that it won’t have to pay to prosecute the crimes. Facepalm. [New York Times]
Good news about teens and sex: eight out of 10 American teen boys between 2006 and 2010 used a condom the first time they had sex.

Jessica Wakeman / October 12, 2011

Topeka, Kansas Considers Decriminalizing Domestic Violence

In a money-saving measure, the city of Topeka, Kansas, is considering decriminalizing domestic violence so that it is not forced to prosecute the cases.

Yeah, seriously.

Jessica Wakeman / October 6, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Planned Parenthoods In Kansas Get Funding Again

Yesterday a federal judge ordered Kansas to restore federal family planning funds to Planned Parenthood clinics in the state. Earlier this year, the state legislature stripped Planned Parenthood Kansas of part of its funding because it is upset the clinics provide abortions. [McClatchy DC]
Illinois state representative Deborah Mell (D) married her longtime partner…

Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Kansas Appoints Anti-Abortion Lawyer To State Medical Board

Oh, for f**k’s sake: Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has appointed a lawyer for anti-abortion activists to the state’s medical board. Rick Macias has represented Operation Rescue, the biggest wackadoodle anti-abortion protest group in the country, which dogged the late abortion provider Dr. George Tiller until he was eventually murdered at his Wichita church. Macia…

Jessica Wakeman / July 7, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Kansas Denies Planned Parenthood License To Perform Abortions

The state of Kansas has denied Planned Parenthood a license to perform abortions, which means it is temporarily the only state in the nation where Planned Parenthood clinics have this restriction. This is terrifying, people. [NPR]
Rhode Island’s state Senate has advanced a bill to legalize civil unions. It now heads to the…

Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Kansas Politician Compares Pregnancy From Rape To Getting A Flat Tire

Last Friday, the Kansas state legislature voted to ban insurance companies from covering abortions in their plans, except in the case of a woman’s life being at risk. That’s not good enough for State Rep. Pete DeGraaf, who is also an associate pastor; he wants no abortions, ever. When Rep. Barbara Bollier challenged him o…

Jessica Wakeman / May 23, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Kansas Wants To Defund Planned Parenthood

Kansas’ proposed state budget aims to remove $300K in federal funding away from family planning services at Planned Parenthood and redirect them to clinics elsewhere — all because Planned Parenthood clinics provide abortions. Planned Parenthood also provides Pap smears, contraceptives, STD testing, and other medical services for women — Low-income women would be most impacted…

Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Weekend Edition

Sometimes we nip into the prosecco a bit early on Fridays and don’t get around to our usual tasks. But fear not! I’ve complied a Today’s Lady News: Weekend Edition to get you through the weekend.

The landlord of Wichita, Kansas, abortion provider Dr. Mila Means is suing to prevent her from performing…

Jessica Wakeman / February 6, 2011

Anti-Abortion Group Dabbles In Real Estate

A Kansas-based anti-abortion group called Operation Rescue has dreamed up a new way to stop abortions: they’re buying clinics. Their headquarters in Wichita, Kansas are in a former abortion clinic, but because they’re finding the place is a little small, they’re thinking about offering to buy the clinic that was recently shut down after Dr.

Nikki Dowling / June 10, 2009

Bathroom Break

From washin’ up to makeup, every lady takes her time in the bathroom. And while we at The Frisky think Brenda Dickson’s two-hour per day regimen seems crazy, a woman in Kansas has topped the soap opera diva with two years! Although she wasn’t exactly trying to be glamorous with her sweatpants around her knee…

Simcha / March 12, 2008