Anyone that has been associated with the reproductive rights or feminist causes in Kansas can tell you that there are multiple factions within the movement. Teams born out of infighting, legitimate squabbles and power struggles - I'm as guilty of this as anyone. This is largely why I've withdrawn from organized activism - it becomes about organizational leadership vs. the actual cause. This can lead to short-term successes for organizations, but doesn't usually end well in the long run. Membership declines, active members give up, a power base solidifies and everyone else feels feels excluded.
However, now is the time to bury the hatchet and get to work.
The Trust Women Foundation has taken a big step in buying the clinic (Dr. Tiller's former clinic) - and it's up to the people who believe in reproductive freedom to get behind them, no matter what faction you align with.
As has been pointed out by multiple bloggers - the environment here is not hospitable. However, that should just harden our resolve.THIS CLINIC MUST OPEN!
There is no other option! It is time to work together to make sure this happens. Right now, they need money for renovations
! We can not allow the anti-choice terrorists to derail this, and we sure as hell can't let infighting among like-minded people to hurt this cause. The women of Wichita deserve better - we deserve access to full reproductive health care in our community and if Julie Burkhart and Trust Women
are willing to fight this battle, we have to get behind them! ALL OF US!
Please donate what you can, proceeds from the Shop!
are also going to this cause.
It is up to us to make this happen!