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In 7-to-3 Vote, Topeka City Council Fails to Reverse Decision Releasing Domestic Abusers From Jail to “Save Money”

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The Topeka City Council tonight failed to repeal an ordinance allowing domestic abusers to leave jail to save money, leaving the women of Topeka with no recourse against abuse within the city. If they wish for justice to be served, women will have to be geographically located outside of the city limits… and even that is no guarantee of protection.

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Violent Abusers Let Out Into Streets of Topeka As County Commission “Downgrades” Domestic Violence to Save Money

Government, even at its most basic level, exists to protect citizens within its geographical boundaries.  A fight over a budget has stripped this community of this basic function of protection, from women who need it the most.  We speak from personal experience: Kansas NOW lost our former lobbyist Jana Mackey to an act of relationship violence.

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In Pursuit of Health Care and Justice: My Day in Court with the ACLU

An ACLU’s suit against Kansas private insurance abortion ban focuses on three points: The law acts as an unconstitutional tax on women, it serves no legitimate state interest, and it constitutes gender discrimination.

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Maryland Father Newest Target for Anti-Choice Terrorism

Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue, shown here protesting in Iowa against the use of telemedicine for abortions

Anti-choicers are targetting a Maryland father and medical office landlord by “protesting” at his daughter’s school.

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Stop Entrapping Providers: What I Told the Kansas Department of Health and Environment

I am the state coordinator of Kansas NOW. Today, I testified at a hearing held by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on the proposed TRAP regulations.  Here is what I told them.

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Brownback Strips At-Risk Infants of Access to Health Care While Spending Millions on “Faith-based” Initiatives

The State of Kansas has a health care crisis that it should be addressing, but instead the Brownback administration is a little tied up restricting women’s access to low cost birth control and abortion care.

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ACLU Sues Kansas for Ban on Comprehensive Insurance Coverage Including Abortion

Gov. Brownback signs ban on comprehensive insurance coverage of abortion.

Today the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri brought a challenge against my home state’s ban on comprehensive insurance coverage of abortion.  The case was brought on behalf of the ACLU’s members who are losing their abortion coverage as a result of the law – I am one of those members.

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Kansas Governor Brownback Goes to Texas… To Pray for a U.S. Theocracy

Governor Brownback’s religious convictions are more than just a statement of personal theology. They represent policies he promotes under his administration. And these policies are policies of forced motherhood, elimination of  abortion access and endangering the lives of women. 

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Summer of Choice: A Grassroots Response to Attacks on Clinics

A grassroots pro-choice movement is being organized to gather in support and solidarity with Dr. Carhart.  It is being called The Summer of Choice.  The national legislative assault against women, combined with Operation Rescue’s declaration of war against one of our few remaining physicians accomplished in later term abortions brings clarity, focus and determination to our effort.

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From Wichita to Germantown: Standing with Dr. Carhart

Operation Rescue now has its sights set on Germantown, Maryland.  Germantown….say hi to your new neighbors.  Speaking from experience I can say that ignoring them is not an effective strategy.  The longer they can go about their work uninhibited the more successful they will become. We need to mobilize now.

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