The Guardian today published a story on Julie Burkhart who has bravely worked to maintain access to abortion in Kansas after the assassination of Dr. George Tiller.
I met Julie in 2011 at a reproductive justice conference at Oklahoma State University. She was one of the main featured speakers and I was an invited panelist and participant. All of us invited guests hung out socially after the academic events. Julie was then still deeply grieving Dr. Tiller but bravely organizing a response.