Sunday, May 31, 2009

Dr. George Tiller, 1941 - 2009

Dr. Tiller was one of the best abortion providers in the country. The world has lost an amazing doctor. He was a deeply compassionate and caring person who helped women who had nobody else to turn to.

He is a hero and he will be missed every single day.

UPDATE: Megan Evans at RHRealityCheck, in one of those too-true posts, honors Dr. Tiller and also writes:
If you are in the DC area, there will be a vigil to honor the life of Dr.George Tiller from 6:30pm at the White House (LaFayettePark side) on Monday, June 1st. We will honor Dr Tiller and all that he has done providing safe, legal abortion for thousands of women. Bring a candle with you and any words you would like to share.


  1. As an abortioneer myself, one of my first thoughts after hearing this is concern for the patients that are scheduled to have abortions tomorrow at Women's Health Care Services. What's going to happen to them? My thoughts are with his wife, Jeanne and the rest of his family. As well as the entire staff of Women's Health Care Services.

  2. We're wondering that too, Kate. Some of us will deal with it quite closely come tomorrow morning -- the clinics who refer our patients there if they turn out to be too far along to be seen here, the volunteers who work with Dr Tiller's staff to raise funds for women who can't afford the sometimes-expensive procedures... I wonder if it would be a good idea to contact the staff and offer help if anyone is in the region and can get there this week?

  3. please come if you are in the dc area:

    A vigil to honor the life of Dr George Tiller, an American Hero, will be taking place from 6:30pm at the White House (LaFayette Park side) on Monday, June 1st. We will honor Dr Tiller and all that he has done providing safe, legal abortion for thousands of women.

    Dr Tiller’s murder is a devastating loss to all. He was gentle, compassionate, and caring. He bravely provided abortion services since 1973 and stood against the harrowing lawsuits and endless threats.. He put these aside and helped women safely obtain abortion, saving their lives. He was one of the only physicians globally to perform late-term abortion services.

    We want to stand up and peacefully remember this man, this hero, who was an inspiration and always will be remembered. We want to stand in solidarity, showing support for him, his family, his staff, for the women and families he has served, and for the abortion community.

    Please join us. And please share with as many people as possible.


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