MEDIA ADVISORY: Reproductive and LGBTQ+ Rights Organizations to Hold Kansans for Bodily Autonomy Advocacy Day at Capitol

March 6 day of action comes in response to several anti-reproductive and transgender rights bills advancing in the legislature 

Esmie Tseng, communications director, ACLU of Kansas [email protected] 
Anamarie Rebori Simmons, communications director, Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes, [email protected], 913-345-4601  
Zack Gingrich-Gaylord, Communications Director, Trust Women. [email protected], (316) 737-1300 
Kwentoria A. Williams, Senior Communications Director, URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, [email protected], [email protected]   

Topeka, Kan. – As Kansas legislators continue to advance anti-reproductive freedom and transgender rights bills, advocacy organizations and supporters are taking to the State Capitol to make their voices heard. On Monday, March 6, ACLU of Kansas, Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes, Trust Women, URGE Kansas, and Vote Neigh will hold Kansans for Bodily Autonomy Advocacy Day with people from across the state to show-up for freedoms at stake this legislative session.  

The organizations will join in coalition to host a full day of events including a kickoff gathering, legislative and advocacy training, and meetings with elected officials to send a clear message: when reproductive rights and trans freedoms are under attack, we fight back! 

The coalition is monitoring the following anti-reproductive and trans rights bills this session:  

  • SB 5: seeks to ban telemedicine abortion 
  • SB 96: gives tax incentives to those who donate to non-licensed anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) 
  • SB 180: defines “biological sex” in terms related to the ability to procreate, and excludes transgender and intersex individuals from the ability to access sex-segregated spaces such as bathrooms, domestic violence shelters and rape crisis centers 
  • SB 233: bans gender affirming care for minors, allows individuals who receive care to sue a provider  
  • HB 2238: bans trans youth from playing school sports 
  • HB 2313: spreads a false narrative about abortion and stigmatizes reproductive health care through a so-called “born-alive” bill  
  • HB 2429: creates an anti-abortion program to divert taxpayer dollars to CPCs 



  • ACLU of Kansas 
  • Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes 
  • Trust Women 
  • URGE Kansas 
  • Vote Neigh  

What: Kansans for Bodily Autonomy Advocacy Day to oppose direct attacks on reproductive and trans rights including proposed bans on essential health care  

When: Monday, March 6, starting at 9:00 a.m. CT  

Where: Kansas State Capitol, Second Floor, North Wing  

The event is open to the public and participants can register, HERE

Members of the media wishing to attend or speak with the organizations can email [email protected]


The ACLU of Kansas is the statewide affiliate of the national American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU of Kansas is dedicated to preserving and advancing the civil rights and legal freedoms guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. For more information, visit our website at 

Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes is an independent, nonpartisan 501(c)4 nonprofit organization that advocates for sexual and reproductive health and rights in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. We lobby state lawmakers, mobilize more than 120,000 grassroots supporters, and engage in issue education in order to protect and expand access to health care and comprehensive sex education in the communities we serve, and to promote Planned Parenthood’s mission. Learn more at 

Trust Women was founded in 2009 with the mission to open clinics that provide abortion care in underserved areas. The organization currently operates two reproductive health care clinics in Wichita, Kansas and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Trust Women provides education, advocacy and community support across the region in support of expanded access to abortion care with a focus on reproductive justice. Learn more at  

URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity is a national nonprofit organization that works to build young people's power around reproductive issues by centering the leadership of young people of color who are women, queer, trans, nonbinary, and people of low-income across the South, Midwest, and California. 

KS Vote Neigh is a western-themed campaign created by the Kansas Youth Power Coalition before the 2022 primary election to beat the “Value Them Both” HCR 5003 amendment to ban Kansas abortions.