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Des Moines Anti-Choicer Hopes to Free Alleged Tiller Assassin

A Des Moines anti-abortion activist has had repeated contact with the man accused of killing Kansas doctor George Tiller in May, and is even working on a legal strategy for him that he believes will result in acquittal.

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VIDEO: PBS Examines “Abortion Providers Under Siege”

PBS has produced an exceptional segment about violence and harassment targeting abortion providers, asking whether Dr. George Tiller’s killing was an act of domestic terrorism and what the effect of decades of violence has on women’s access to the procedure.

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Prosecution of Clinic Violence Lagged Under Bush

The Bush Administration rarely used the existing law to prevent and combat violence against clinics and providers of abortion and other reproductive health services.

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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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Weekly Pulse: Will the Feds Dare to Call It Terrorism?

The feds will probably stop short of investigating Tiller’s murder as a terrorist attack. That designation would unleash vast federal powers to investigate large swathes of the radical anti-choice movement.

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VIDEO: Rachel Maddow and Frank Schaeffer on Anti-Choice Violence

Rachel Maddow guest Frank Schaeffer says that while he doesn’t think that more extreme wings of the anti-choice movement collaborated with alleged killer Scott Roeder or knew he planned to murder Dr. George Tiller, anti-choice groups do know who commits vandalism against clinics, who glues the doors shut, who might plan to throw firebombs.

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The Next Generation of Providers: One Doctor Shows the Way

Dr. Marianne Knox is a young abortion provider working in the South — defying statistics, and the fear factor.

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New Web Site Created as Memorial to Dr. George Tiller

A new site provides resources for individuals to share their personal stories about abortion, donate and communicate with others in the reproductive health community.

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VIDEO: Rachel Maddow Investigates Scott Roeder’s History of Anti-Clinic Violence

In an extensive interview with the office manager “Jeffrey Peterson” of the Central Family Medicine Clinic in Kansas City, Rachel Maddow last night established that Roeder had repeatedly visited and vandalized that clinic — a federal crime under the FACE Act, that the FBI had been alerted to Roeder’s harassment of that clinic, and that the FBI did nothing about it.

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Tiller Understood the Complexity of Women’s Realities

Below the rhetoric of anti-choice extremists, there has been a quiet – yet swelling – murmuring this week. These are the voices of women who seek later abortions.

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