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Heroes in Their Own Right: What Clinic Staff Do, and Why They Do It

For administrative staff at abortion clinics, such as those at the South Wind Women's Center in Wichita, Kansas, there are no trophies, no fans, and no press, just the satisfaction of knowing they are helping those who need it.

For administrative staff at abortion clinics, there are no trophies, no fans, and no press, just the satisfaction of knowing they are helping those who need it.

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Charles Robinson and George Tiller: Two Physicians Who Fought for Justice in a Turbulent Kansas

This month brings two anniversaries of note to those of us who are interested in the role that doctors can play in the struggle for social justice: May 21, when pro-slavery "ruffians" invaded Lawrence, Kansas in 1856, and May 31, when George Tiller was murdered by an anti-abortion terrorist in 2009.

This month brings two anniversaries of note to those of us who are interested in the role that doctors can play in the struggle for social justice: May 21, when pro-slavery “ruffians” invaded Lawrence, Kansas in 1856, and May 31, when George Tiller was murdered by an anti-abortion terrorist in 2009.

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Dr. Cheryl Chastine of South Wind Women’s Center Talks Reproductive Justice and Not Backing Down

Dr. Chastine fights back against anti-choice threats and intimidation by providing the best possible care to her patients, who often travel long distances as additional political and economic hurdles are put in their way.

Dr. Chastine fights back against anti-choice threats and intimidation by providing the best possible care to her patients, who often travel long distances as additional political and economic hurdles are put in their way.

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The Top Pro-Choice Heroes of 2013

2013 not only saw a number of pro-choice successes but also countless hard-working activists and allies who, against tremendous odds, put in time and energy to advance reproductive rights and health and ensure the safety of women and girls of all backgrounds.

2013 not only saw a number of pro-choice successes but also countless hard-working activists and allies who, against tremendous odds, put in time and energy to advance reproductive rights and health and ensure the safety of women and girls of all backgrounds.

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‘After Tiller’ Filmmaker Martha Shane Discusses Screening the Film in Wichita

For this audience, viewing After Tiller provided something even more than philosophical and moral musings about a difficult and complex subject matter. It provided yet another step toward healing for this community so intimately aligned with the film’s namesake, their doctor, their hero, and their friend.

RH Reality Check recently spoke with Shane about the film and what it meant to show it in Wichita, where Dr. George Tiller practiced and was killed by anti-choice terrorist Scott Roeder.

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Judge Refuses to Dismiss Stalking Case Against Wichita Anti-Choice Activist

NARAL Pro-Choice America is challenging the Obama administration's nomination of Michael Boggs, who has a long history of civil rights opposition, to the federal district court in Georgia.

Attorneys for Mark Holick argue his “wanted” posters featuring a Wichita clinic operator were protected free speech, but a Kansas judge ruled a trial is necessary to decide.

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For Wichita’s South Wind Women’s Center, a Victory Against Clear Channel

South Wind (above) is a recently opened health center which offers both abortion services and other reproductive health services.

Tony Matteo, Clear Channel’s operations manager in Wichita, Kansas, announced Tuesday a reversal of the company’s earlier decision to drop the radio ads of the South Wind Women’s Center.

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Repro Wrap: Expanding Access to Reproductive Health Care

In California, nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, and physician assistants will now be able to perform some abortions; a Montana pro-choice leader speaks out; and Kansas sees a win for the South Wind Women's Center.

In California, nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, and physician assistants will now be able to perform some abortions; a Montana pro-choice leader speaks out; and Kansas sees a win for the South Wind Women’s Center.

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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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Anti-Choice Groups Again Petition Wichita City Council to Re-Zone Area Around South Wind Women’s Center

South Wind (above) is a recently opened health center which offers both abortion services and other reproductive health services.

Representatives from the groups argue that the area should be re-zoned to disallow abortions, citing “graphic signs” that children can see if they pass the clinic. Individuals affiliated with some of the groups have been known to protest with graphic signs at the clinic.

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