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

Jessica Wakeman | June 4, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | January 21, 2014 - 3:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 8, 2013 - 6:20 pm

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…

Sarah Gray | April 4, 2013 - 12:40 pm

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…

Sarah Gray | March 29, 2013 - 5:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 11, 2013 - 5:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 12, 2012 - 5:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 3, 2012 - 2:40 pm

“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…

Jessica Wakeman | January 6, 2012 - 1:20 pm

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]

Jessica Wakeman | October 12, 2011 - 5:40 pm

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 - 12:29 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 31, 2011 - 6:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 7, 2011 - 6:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 30, 2011 - 6:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 23, 2011 - 6:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 27, 2011 - 6:40 pm

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

Jessica Wakeman | February 6, 2011 - 2:00 pm

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,…

Nikki Dowling | June 10, 2009 - 2:30 pm

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…

Simcha | March 12, 2008 - 6:01 pm