Monday, June 1, 2009

Honoring Dr. Tiller (Please Share)

Honoring Dr. George Tiller

by the Planned Parenthood Advocate Editorial Team
Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund

By now, you have likely heard the horrible news of Dr. George Tiller's murder. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time.Dr. Tiller, an abortion provider, had been harassed by abortion opponents for much of his career - his clinic was burned down, he was shot in both arms by an abortion protestor, and he was recently targeted for investigation with a jury acquittal coming just a few months ago. Despite all this, he remained committed to providing women and families with the abortion care they needed.

Dr. Tiller's death is a profound loss for women and their families across the country and an immeasurable loss to those working to ensure women have access to all safe, legal health care, including abortion, even in some of the most difficult circumstances.

President Obama, said it well:
However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence.

Rather than letting this unspeakable act divide us, let's work together with civility and respect. Let us offer our encouragement and support to those that continue to make women's health care a priority by providing them the full range of their reproductive choices.

Please, share this note to further condemn this brutal act and to show your support for those who continue to provide access to abortion in the face of violence.

Please keep the family of Dr. Tiller in your thoughts and prayers.

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