1) We currently have 3 clinics - all in the Kansas City area. 2 of these clinics are in danger of being closed down, depending on how the courts rule regarding the new licensing requirements and/or how quickly their contractors can alter their buildings.
2) Wichita currently has no provider - because an Anti-Abortion Terrorist shot our doctor in the face. Since, Dr. Tiller's assassination, other doctors have been harassed and threatened just by mentioning that they would like to bring abortion care back to Wichita.
3) Planned Parenthood funding has been stripped. Title X family planning money is now being redirected to county health departments. Planned Parenthood is suing. It's a mess and the poor women of Kansas are caught in the middle. (It's interesting to note - that most of the people I've talked to, said that when at the health department in the past - women were told to go to Planned Parenthood for birth control.)
As a woman that has always lived in Kansas - I am wondering when exactly my state changed. While at least in my lifetime, it has always been Conservative, it was never completely and totally unhinged - unlike now.
The women of Kansas (and really the whole country) need to be active and informed. We need to show our political power.
In the mean while - I am trying to raise funds for Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri and Wichita NOW. Lots of cool ProChoice gear to be had! Please check it out!