Abortion rights PAC tied to Kansas clinic disbands

Southwind Women's Center (KSN File Photo)
Southwind Women's Center (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – A Kansas-based abortion rights group operating a clinic in the late Dr. George Tiller’s former medical building in Wichita has disbanded its political action committee.

Trust Women faced criticism Wednesday from the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue that the PAC’s real purpose was to help start the South Wind Women’s Center.

Trust Women Executive Director Julie Burkhart said the allegation is false.

Campaign finance records showed the Trust Women PAC made few contributions to candidates after its founding in August 2009. It was fined twice by the Federal Election Commission in the past two years, paying a total of $4,262 for failing to meet reporting requirements.

Burkhart said Trust Women is focused on providing direct care and didn’t have time for political activities. The PAC disbanded May 15.

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