Inside a Kansas Clinic Where the Battle Over Abortion Is Still Raging

Kansas voted this week to save abortion, but the hardest work is yet to come. For her forthcoming book No Choice: The Destruction of Roe v. Wade and the Fight to Protect a Fundamental American Right, author Becca Andrews spent time at a reproductive health clinic with a tragic history:

Trust Women is familiar with working under pressure. From 1975 to 2009, Trust Women was called Women’s Health Care Services, and it was helmed by Dr. George Tiller, one of the few doctors in the nation who offered abortion care in the third trimester. That clinic closed down when Tiller was murdered by an anti-abortion extremist. Today, friends and acquaintances of the man who killed Dr. Tiller still linger outside his former clinic. States have put large monetary bounties on the heads of those who can be proved to have “aided and abetted” abortion. It begs the question: How much longer before violence sparks once more?

Source: Mother Jones
Published: Aug 3, 2022
Length: 21 minutes (5,323 words)

They Went to Bible College to Deepen Their Faith. Then They Were Assaulted—and Blamed for It.

“At Moody Bible Institute, purity culture and complementarianism have worked together to forgive abusers and punish the abused.”

Source: Mother Jones
Published: Sep 30, 2021
Length: 34 minutes (8,500 words)

When Choice is 221 Miles Away

A post-Roe world is already here for women in Mississippi who need abortions.

Source: Mother Jones
Published: Sep 11, 2019
Length: 16 minutes (4,014 words)

“We Just Feel Like We Don’t Belong Here Anymore”

Think it’s hard for the white working class in rural America? Try being a person of color.

Source: Mother Jones
Published: Aug 16, 2017
Length: 14 minutes (3,603 words)

As a Girl, I Went Through Abstinence Ed. As a Woman, I’m Trying to Understand the Damage Done.

Becca Andrews travels with an abstinence only sex education team — and considers the impact that same education had on her life.

Source: Mother Jones
Published: Apr 30, 2016
Length: 20 minutes (5,010 words)