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.
One of the last remaining providers of very late abortions in the country said it was an “outrage” the murder of Dr. George Tiller last week has led to his family’s decision to close the clinic he ran in Wichita, Kan.
The number one reason for abortions past 24 weeks is the late discovery of a fetal anomaly incompatible with life.
Escorts stand shoulder to shoulder, bound to strangers in an effort to offer a kind word or two to clients who are exercising their right to make a compassionate, informed, responsible decision, a motherly choice.
To use abortion rates as a valid indicator of success at preventing unintended pregnancy, we must first ensure the accessibility of abortion.
If your girlfriend is pregnant, and does decide abortion is her best choice, having someone with her and having it paid for may be less than she needs: those are but the bare basics.
If you can’t grasp the basics — women have minds and feelings, just like men — it’s a short jump to dehumanizing women and girls in other ways.
We young women have had plenty to fight for all our lives, and we’ve never thought abortion access was a guarantee.
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.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is reportedly Obama’s no. 1 pick for head of HHS. But is her fight against rogue former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline making Obama nervous about anti-choice backlash to picking her?