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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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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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Boulder Abortion Provider Deplores Decision to Close Tiller’s Kansas Clinic

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.

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Dr. Tiller’s Clinic “Permanently Closed” After His Death

Dr. George Tiller’s family will cease operation of his Wichita clinic.

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Ross Douthat’s Abortion Solution: Don’t Let Women Have Abortions

Reproductive freedom is a civil right, like marriage rights and the rights of minorities, that cannot be left up state legislatures.

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Roundup: Abortion Providers Congregate at Tiller’s Funeral; Roeder Threatens More Violence

Scott Roeder threatens more anti-clinic violence; abortion providers gather at Tiller’s funeral; Washington Post profiles state-level abortion restrictions; Sotomayor submits questionnaire to Senate Judiciary Committee.

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The Legacy of George Tiller

Dr. George Tiller was asked repeatedly by friends how he could continue his work in the face of the unending violence and legal harassment that he endured in the years leading up to his murder. His answer was always the same: “Where else can these women go?”

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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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