This month brings two anniversaries of note to those of us who are interested in the role that doctors can play in the struggle for social justice: May 21, when pro-slavery “ruffians” invaded Lawrence, Kansas in 1856, and May 31, when George Tiller was murdered by an anti-abortion terrorist in 2009.
There are only four public, clinic-based providers of third-trimester abortions remaining in the United States. After Tiller, a documentary that opens September 20, spends time with all of them, and you should go see it as soon as you can.
Thoughts from the author written on the day Dr. George Tiller was shot are even more fitting today than ever.
Is murder a right-to-life issue?
“The Assasination of Dr. Tiller” details the murder of Dr. George Tiller in his Wichita church and how the environment of intimidation stoked by the anti-choice movement and some members of the media influenced assassin Scott Roeder.
One year after Dr. Tiller’s murder, a network has been created to expand availability of later abortions, and disseminate accurate information on this topic to both clinicians and prospective patients.
I recently had the honor of addressing a group of abortion providers on “Resurrecting Our Moral Center.” I do not think it was coincidental that less than a year after Tiller’s murder, we were talking about resurrection. God, how much we miss him.
Memorial Day seems like an appropriate day to remember the one year anniversary of the man who touched so many lives.
On the one year anniversary of his murder, remembering the life and death of my friend and collegue, Dr. George Tiller.
Scott Roeder remains unrepentant throughout his sentencing hearing for the murder of Dr. George Tiller and Mississippi joins Colorado in putting a personhood constitutional amendment on the ballot.