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In Memory of Dr. Tiller, on the Fourth Anniversary of His Death

Dr. George Tiller at a conference in April 2009, one month before his death.

To those of us left behind, we have to honor Dr. Tiller by working to make sure that abortion access is expanded, not curtailed.

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The Lesser-Known Side of Dr. George Tiller: A Physician Colleague Speaks on the Second Anniversary of His Murder

Dr. Susan Poppema, a close colleague of Dr. George Tiller’s, reflects on what Dr. Tiller offered his patients and their families, something missing from the recent push for abortion restrictions in Congress and state legislatures. 

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Not a Moment to Lose: We Must Protect Abortion Providers’ Rights

A new declaration spells out the rights of providers to practice medicine free from fears of violence, harassment, and intimidation; to give patients complete, medically accurate information about procedure; and to continue training and research.

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The Real Victims of Stupak-Pitts

In examining rooms, we see women in terrible pain, but their suffering doesn’t count in Stupak/Pitts world. By banishing abortion from the reform bill, the amendment punishes women who need to end unwanted or unhealthy pregnancies.

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Ask the Senate to Honor Dr. Tiller

In a resolution that passed 423 to 0, the House of
Representatives condemned the murder of my friend Dr. George Tiller. Now it is
the Senate’s turn.

Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Amy Klobuchar, and Barbara Boxer
have introduced a Senate version of the House’s resolution. They
need our help to convince their colleagues to sign on.

But these resolutions are just the beginning. Congress
has much more to do.

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Save the Endangered Abortion Provider!

On National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day, we recognize that the threats to abortion providers have changed since the 1990s. Violent attacks have diminished. But state legislatures are still restricting and targeting providers.

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In Memory of Richard Hausknecht, MD

On Sunday, the reproductive health community lost Dr. Richard Hausknecht, a pioneer in medication abortion, and a longtime advocate for women’s reproductive health.

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Women’s Health Exception in South Dakota Ban Not Enough to Protect Women

Proponents of the South Dakota abortion ban argue that the health exception protects women’s well-being. But the amendment would force physicians to make medical decisions with their attorneys, rather than with their patients.

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Four Abortion Myths Dispelled

Over the years, I’ve heard many myths about abortion that are as pervasive as they are false. Four myths in particular never seem to go away, though any doctor who provides abortions can tell you they just aren’t true.

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