Dec. 13, 2016
For immediate release
Contact: Deb Gruver, Director of Communications
Wichita, Kansas – Trust Women Foundation is relieved the Oklahoma Supreme Court saw through the political rhetoric and threw out a law requiring doctors who provide abortions to have hospital admitting privileges, ruling that it was unconstitutional and placed an undue burden on a woman’s access to abortion care.
Such laws do not protect women but simply make it more difficult for women to access their legal rights to abortion. That’s the case for all TRAP (Target Regulations against Abortion Providers) laws passed under the guise of safety.
“TRAP laws are passed by anti-choice legislators who are more interested in espousing their personal beliefs than serving their constituents,” said Julie A. Burkhart, founder and CEO of Trust Women, which operates Trust Women South Wind Women’s Center clinics in Oklahoma City and Wichita, Kansas. “As we often say, politicians should be more concerned about helping women and their families, especially in a state where 25 percent of all children live in poverty.”
Trust Women Foundation is a 501(c)(3). Trust Women opens clinics that provide abortion care in underserved communities so that all women can make their own decisions about their health care. Trust Women opened Trust Women South Wind Women’s Center in 2013 in Wichita, Kansas, and Trust Women South Wind Women’s Center in 2016 in Oklahoma City.