Bringing Abortion Back to Wichita

This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. This article originally appeared in the Winter 2013 issue of Ms. Click here to get a copy! On May […]

Five Years Later: We’ll Never Forget Dr. George Tiller

On May 31, 2009, the world lost one if it’s bravest and most caring physicians, Dr. George Tiller of Wichita, KS. The abortion provider, who was one of the few to perform late abortions, was murdered at his church by the extremist Scott Roeder. Here, we reprint a tribute to the good doctor from the […]

Indecent for Radio? Change the (Clear) Channel!

When the South Wind Women’s Center (SWWC) opened its doors in April, it became the first clinic to offer abortions in Wichita since Dr. George Tiller’s  murder four years ago. One of only three abortion clinics in Kansas, it’s also one of only three health clinics in Wichita to offer subsidized birth-control for low-income individuals. As […]

Orlando Update: Clinics Remain Open in Face of Anti-Abortion “Siege”

The weeklong Operation Rescue/Operation Save America (OR/OSA) “siege” of Orlando has just two days left, and area women’s health care providers have successfully remained open and operating throughout. The anti-abortion extremist group targeted seven different clinics over the course of the week, surrounding offices and harassing both staff and patients. Organizers from the Feminist Majority […]

Anti-Abortion Extremists Descend on Orlando, FL and Germantown, MD

Despite a conviction just days ago for criminally stalking a Charlotte, N.C. physician, Operation Rescue/Operation Save America leader Flip Benham and his followers have traveled to Orlando, Fla., this weekend to stage a week-long “siege” of seven Orlando-area abortion clinics. In the past, such events have included targeting abortion providers–and stalking them–at their homes, as well as larger […]

Remembering Dr. Tiller

Today marks the second anniversary of the murder of Wichita, Ks., abortion provider Dr. George Tiller by anti-abortion extremist Scott Roeder. Dr. Tiller was one of only a few doctors in the nation who offered late-term abortion services. Tiller was shot at point-blank range during a Sunday service at the Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, […]

Don’t Ms.: WisCon, LGBT Bowling, Slutwalks Galore and More

Los Angeles: The Alliance for Women in Media is holding its annual event honoring the most realistic and faceted portrayals of women in the media. This year’s “Gracie” winners include Alfre Woodard, Claire Danes, Betty White and the Rachel Maddow-hosted special “The Assassination of Dr. Tiller.“May 24-25, The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, […]