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Repro Wrap: Abortion Clinic Denied New Sign, and Anti-Choice Activist Discusses Clinic Violence

This week, Mark Gietzen, chairman of the Kansas Coalition for Life, said that he thinks South Wind Director Julie Burkhart is "trying to provoke an incident so she can say, 'Look, these pro-lifers did something.'"

This week, Mark Gietzen, chairman of the Kansas Coalition for Life, told the Huffington Post that he thinks South Wind Director Julie Burkhart is “trying to provoke an incident so she can say, ‘Look, these pro-lifers did something.’”

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Despite Legal and Physical Harassment, Group Plans to Re-Open Former Tiller Clinic in Kansas

Tiller's clinic, which was memorialized when he was murdered. (AP via CBS News)

Complaints, pickets, frivolous lawsuits, none of those can stop Trust Women from reopening the clinic closed since Dr. George Tiller’s murder.

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Kansans for Life’s False Claims About “Right to Know” Websites

Kansans for Life uses false assumptions and “data” to make false claims about the role of its “right-to-know” website in a decline in the number of abortions in the state, shifts that are most attributable to the assassination of Dr. George Tiller, restrictions on abortion care, and national trends.

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Hard Road Ahead Before New Wichita Abortion Clinic Becomes a Reality

Trust Women’s purchase of the building that housed Dr. George Tiller’s former health care facility is welcome news, but it must be viewed within the context of the on-the-ground reality that is Kansas abortion policy, politics, and history.

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The Koch Brothers and Kansans for Life: The Alliance That Killed the Kansas Moderate

David and Charles Koch Robert Greenwald/Koch Brothers Exposed

The energy behind a fundamentalist g-force in Kansas politics is being supplied by the Koch brothers, the Chamber of Commerce and, of course, the ever present influence and drive of the anti-choice groups within the state.

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Kansans For Life: “We Have No Plaque On Our Wall” Saying Our Goal Is To Make The State Abortion-Free

With the addition of new TRAP laws, conscience clauses and bans on allowing schools to teach how to provide abortions, Kansas has come very close to being an abortion-free state. Anti-choice advocates say that’s the idea.

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The “Rubber Stamp Attack:” Speaking Truth to Power Against the Latest Sweeping Abortion Restrictions in Kansas

This week, the Kansas House Federal and State Affairs Committee heard the largest, most expansive abortion restriction bill in the nation.  HB 2598 is a 68-page piece of legislation, that manages to cobble together many of the most extreme restrictions from abortion legislation currently under litigation in three other states. And yet when I stood up to oppose it, far-right legislators claimed I “went too far.”

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