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?
“At Moody Bible Institute, purity culture and complementarianism have worked together to forgive abusers and punish the abused.”
A post-Roe world is already here for women in Mississippi who need abortions.
Think it’s hard for the white working class in rural America? Try being a person of color.
Becca Andrews travels with an abstinence only sex education team — and considers the impact that same education had on her life.