Monday, June 01, 2009


Dr. George Tiller

George Tiller, M.D., was shot at the start of the church service he attended on Sunday morning in Wichita, Kansas.
A provider of abortions for more than three decades, Dr. Tiller, 67, had become a focal point for those around the country who opposed it. In addition to protests outside his clinic, his house and his church, Dr. Tiller had once seen his clinic bombed; in 1993, an abortion opponent shot him in both arms. He was also the defendant in a series of legal challenges intended to shut down his operations, including two grand juries that were convened after citizen-led petition drives.
He is survived by his wife, 4 children and 10 grandchildren who issued a statement through Dr. Tiller’s lawyer, which read in part: “George dedicated his life to providing women with high-quality health care despite frequent threats and violence. We ask that he be remembered as a good husband, father and grandfather and a dedicated servant on behalf of the rights of women everywhere.
President Obama issued a statement, saying, “However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence.”

Thank your for your work and dedication Dr. Tiller. America lost another hero.

-quotes excerpted from a NY Times article by JOE STUMPE and MONICA DAVEY

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