Religious Leaders Respond to the Murder of Dr. George Tiller
The debate we are
locked in, between
those fighting for the lives of the unborn and those fighting for the
lives of women, has gotten us nowhere. And if we
continue to talk past each other, to ignore each other’s voices and
experiences, this cycle of violence will continue.
In all the extensive coverage of the assassination in his church of Dr. George Tiller by a murderer affiliated with extremist right-wing groups, little has been said to shed light on what late-term abortions are, who has them and why.
Dr. Leroy Carhart, a medical doctor who provides abortions, and who is most well known for his lead role in fighting bans on “partial birth abortion,” will take over Dr. Tiller’s Kansas clinic to ensure women receive the care they need.
Did you have a late term abortion? Did your partner? Dr. Tiller’s death leaves a giant hole in access to late term abortion medical care in the United States – critical health care. We encourage women and their partners to share their experiences in an effort to help people better understand the nature and circumstances that lead people to undergo a late term abortion.
When I think of Dr. Tiller and his clinic I think of compassion. What Dr. Tiller and his staff did each and every day was to give women their dignity.
Sending love to Planned Parenthood and all abortion providers.
In both Brazil and Kansas, the medical records of thousands of women who had undergone an abortion were ordered turned over to the police. Women in Brazil are being prosecuted. Is America far behind?