Julie Burkhart

Julie A. Burkhart is the founder and CEO of Trust Women Foundation. Trust Women opens clinics that provide abortion care in underserved communities so that all women can make their own decisions about their health care. Follow her on Twitter @julieburkhart.


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Giving Thanks to Providers of Abortion Care

Julie Burkhart

In light of the stigma, marginalization and demonization faced by abortion care providers, it is incumbent upon us women’s rights advocates to reflect on the positive impact their services bring to individual lives and society as a whole.

Discipline for Snoop Dog Kline. Bad Dog!

Julie Burkhart

The Kansas Board of Discipline of Attorneys will hold a hearing on February 21 to deliberate on Kline’s disbarment for seeking the private medical records of 90 women who had later terminations of pregnancy.

Celebrating the 19th Amendment: The Struggles of our Grandmothers, the Rights of Our Daughters

Julie Burkhart

Every day, I’m grateful to all the women who fought so tenaciously for universal suffrage; we are the beneficiaries of their vision for a better world. I’m grateful to my great grandmother for helping me understand civic responsibility and the tenuousness of our rights if we do not remain diligent. Without our foremothers, we would not have gained the rights we enjoy today.  Yet even today, millions of women do not enjoy these same rights.

The Bottom Line on Sebelius

Julie Burkhart

Kansas Speaker Mike O'Neal has rushed two anti-choice bills to add fuel to the anti-choice fire against Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. But that doesn't change reality: Sebelius is moderate and bipartisan.

Supposed Sebelius “Grand Conspiracy” Is A Sham

Julie Burkhart

What anti-choice advocates don't like about Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, leading candidate for HHS Secretary, is that she is pro-reproductive health. What they ignore is that she is a strong advocate for children's health and preventive care.

Brownback’s Backdoor Anti-Abortion Bill?

Julie Burkhart

Senator Sam Brownback does not believe abortion should be legal in any circumstances - not even for victims of rape or incest. But this time he's introduced a bill that has some folks scratching their heads.

Snoop Dog Kline Is At It Again!

Julie Burkhart

Kansas District Attorney Phill Kline's charges against Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri in Overland Park, Kansas, are part of another attack on women's rights. He just can't seem to stop harassing women and doctors.

Targeting Reproductive Rights

Julie Burkhart

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a new initiative last week, which is aimed at discouraging women from getting abortions by providing them with new sets of government support.

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