South Wind Women's Center http://kmuw.org en Justice Department Plans To Appeal Kansas Abortion Threat Case http://kmuw.org/post/justice-department-plans-appeal-kansas-abortion-threat-case <p>The U.S. Justice Department is challenging a ruling that an abortion opponent&#39;s letter saying someone might place an explosive under a Wichita doctor&#39;s car is constitutionally protected speech.<br /><br />The Justice Department&#39;s Civil Rights Division filed a brief notice Thursday, saying it will appeal to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals a federal judge&#39;s summary decision that Angel Dillard&#39;s letter was not a &quot;true threat&quot; under the law.<br /><br />The Justice Department sued Dillard in 2011 under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act.<br /> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:58:36 +0000 Associated Press 24720 at http://kmuw.org City Council Takes No Action On Clinic Rezoning http://kmuw.org/post/city-council-takes-no-action-clinic-rezoning <p></p><p>The Wichita City Council has taken no action on efforts by abortion foes to use zoning laws to drive out a clinic that performs abortions. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 22:50:17 +0000 Associated Press 21894 at http://kmuw.org Groups Renew Effort To Rezone Land Near Abortion Provider http://kmuw.org/post/groups-renew-effort-rezone-land-near-abortion-provider <p>Abortion opponents are redoubling their efforts in Wichita to use zoning laws to drive out a clinic that provides abortions.<br><br>Representatives from four groups will ask Wichita's City Council Tuesday to rezone the neighborhood around the South Wind Women's Center to ban abortions.<br><br>Speakers from Kansans for Life, Operation Rescue, World of Life Church and the Kansas Coalition for Life are on the council agenda.<br><br>The city planning commission rejected a similar effort to rezone the building earlier this year.<br> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:25:53 +0000 Associated Press 21850 at http://kmuw.org Will The Former Tiller Clinic Be Rezoned? http://kmuw.org/post/will-former-tiller-clinic-be-rezoned <p>The Metropolitan Area Planning Commission is expected to consider a request Thursday to rezone the clinic that formerly belonged to assassinated&nbsp;doctor, George Tiller. He performed abortions at the facility in east Wichita.</p><p>A representative from Kansans for Life and the new owner of the medical clinic are expected to address the commission.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">THE QUEST TO REZONE</strong></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:09:52 +0000 Carla Eckels 13053 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 2.05.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-20513 <p><em>Wichita City Council to hear about the Bicycle Master Plan; Rezoning petition for former Tiller clinic expected at council meeting; Senate panel preparing debate over tax proposals.</em></p><p><strong>Wichita City Council To Hear Presentation On Bicycle Master Plan</strong></p><p>The Wichita City Council will hear recommendations Tuesday on a 10 year, $12.5 million plan to improve the city's bike paths.</p><p><a href="http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-city-council-hear-presentation-bicycle-master-plan">More...</a></p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 11:47:52 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 12219 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 2.05.13 Tiller's Former Clinic To Reopen This Spring http://kmuw.org/post/tillers-former-clinic-reopen-spring <p>A Wichita clinic formerly operated by slain abortion provider Dr. George Tiller is expected to reopen soon.</p><p>Dr. George Tiller’s former building was recently purchased by an organization called <a href="http://www.trustwomenpac.org/">Trust Women Foundation</a>. It’s headed by Julie Burkhart, who used to run Tiller’s political action committee.</p><p>Abortion services have been unavailable in Wichita since Tiller was gunned down in 2009. Burkhart says each year, women in the Wichita area have to travel to Kansas City or to Oklahoma to get an abortion.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:39:23 +0000 Bryan Thompson 11798 at http://kmuw.org