• invalid-0

    I was very disheartened that the news media covered the story about Dr. Tiller’s murder without any insight into the range of healthcare services he provided women including those faced with the heartbreaking choice of terminating their late-term pregnancy due to severe fetal anomalies and cases where there would be irreperable harm to the mother. I was helped by Dr. Tiller and am deeply mourning his loss.

    Ironically it is very near the June anniversary of my loss in 1997–I was very excited to go to my OB for my 26-week ultrasound(beginning of 3rd trimester and home stretch of the pregnancy)but something was very wrong–the baby was measuring at 18 weeks and my OB sent me to a major hospital where they held a team late to conduct a high resolution ultrasound. The confirmed diagnosis was the most severe form of osteogenisis imperfecta (brittle bone disease) and my poor little one had broken bones throughout his body and was severely underdeveloped. I was told my baby was “incompatible with life” and if I went through labor and delivery, I would most likely kill my baby as he passed through the birth canal.

    I felt the most loving and humane informed choice I could make for my baby was to end his suffering; every move I made I was worried I was hurting him. My OB arranged for me and my husband to fly to Kansas to Dr. Tiller’s clinic. We felt like fugitives having to leave our own state and could only use a certain travel agent, hotel, and cab service because of the pro-lifers stalking Dr. Tiller’s patients. We had to pass through protestors on our way into the clinic who were yelling at me that I had a choice. I wanted my baby, and I wanted him to live–that would have been my choice, but that is not the situation I was in.

    We could not have been treated with more dignity, compassion,love, respect, caring, etc. by Dr. Tiller and his staff. He was by my side the whole week and took personal responsibility for every step through the process. Before we left Kansas at the end of the week, as part of the healing process he showed me my angel boy and why he wouldn’t have been able to live on this earth. I held my baby and remember his perfect tiny little feet and his mop of black hair.

    The other couple there that week had a baby with 1/2 a brain–incompatible with life. Dr. Tiller told us of a 9 year old girl whom he’d recently helped–she had been molested and impregnated by her father and if she had carried the baby to term her body as well as her psyche would be destroyed. There are countless other heart-wrenching stories that support there is a true medical need for the services that Dr Tiller provided. I am aching for those couples who flew to Kansas this Sunday after making a very difficult choice…..where do they go now? Who would want to take on Dr. Tiller’s work and put themselves and their families at life risk? Dr. Tiller had to take extraordinary measures for his safety as well as that of staffers and patients, and anyone associated with Dr. Tiller (including their families, friends, and even businesses in the community that served them) were targets of unbelievable harassment by supposed “godly” pro-lifers. Bill O’Reilley targeted Dr Tiller for the last few years calling him “Tiller the Baby Killer.” What would Bill say if he had a daughter in such a difficult predicament?

    Dr. Tiller kept doing the work he was doing because he was such an advocate for women and their health and well-being. He was a brave hero and it’s a huge loss to this world. He was also a husband, father of 4 and grandfather who was ruthlessly murdered. The press and pro-life people will dismiss the killer as acting independently, but many of them are cheering the fact that Dr. Tiller is dead, and the majority of people in the US would not even think of supporting late-term abortion. I am hoping by sharing stories like mine, a greater education and understanding of the need to maintain women’s rights to choose as well as there being a true medical need for those grey areas of choice including late term abortions is critical. Dr. Tiller’s death cannot be in vain.

  • invalid-0

    Dear Anonymous,
    I want to thank you so much for sharing your story about Dr. Tiller and your own very sad experience of having to decide the best thing for your baby. Please have the courage to keep telling your story in as public a way as possible. The media is not covering the reasons for late-term abortions, and everything you can do to make this know will help the women who find themselves in situations similar to yours in the future.

  • invalid-0

    I think the Tiller family should sue fox news & bill o’reilly for wrongful death. Four other doctors had been killed, the slander they were doing was deadly. They knew or should have known that this would lead to a crime against him.

  • invalid-0

    What a courageous and caring man to help families in the most tragic of situations. He had a love to human life that “blind” by hatred pro-lifers will never understand until they themselves are faced with such a tragedy. I wish peace and strength to his family.

    Thanks to the others who have written in here.

  • invalid-0

    A few years ago I read a quote from a local pro-choice advocate in the newspaper. When referring to the anti-choice extremists she said “It’s not about the life of the fetus, it’s about the control of women”. These same extremists who oppose abortion, also oppose any form of birth control other than abstinence. A woman’s health and lifespan are directly affected by her ability to decide if and when to have children. When you remove all the choices, you condemn a woman to a life of poverty, poor health and sometimes early death. Dr. Tiller did the opposite. He gave women options and dignity, and encouraged them to take control of their own lives.

  • invalid-0

    Unbelievable…… So sad for this man and his family…….

  • invalid-0

    george was not a killer if we chose to abort our child it was our decision he didnt pull me in ,i do it on my owm choice ,at least im not using the welfare system like you ass wholes are doing. George rest in peice enjoy life with my mom and dad, sisier too.love you did me wright ,I would of always had to see the looser that beat me .

    love and respect to you the

    tiller family love ya,

    Lori Kane

  • http://car-japan.blogspot.com/ invalid-0

    These are American “not consent” which feel the powerlessness concerning the law resolved abortions. Physical attacks to clinics and doctors occur for a long time already. There is also a whole current in the politician – “for a life”. Whether they are got mixed up in these attacks, I do not know. So Americans not too easily reconcile to abortions as many think.

  • saitb

    Dont know what he actually did but taking a life from anybody is wrong. When considering taking life from somedoby even if it is a tiny fetus inside a tummy it’s wrong to take that precious thing away.

  • http://www.888poker.ws/poker-888/ invalid-0

    Always sad when a good people dies, murdered is even worst.

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