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Honoring Dr. Tiller

2009-06-01 16:03:32.324958+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Y'all have seen that Dr. George R. Tiller, one of the very few U.S. physicians providing late term abortion services, was shot and killed in the lobby of his church yesterday. Previously, in 1993 he was shot in both arms, and in 1986 his clinic was bombed.

A couple of articles worth reading from the MeFi thread:

Grief, Gratitude, and Baby Lee:

Dr. George R. Tiller specializes in terminating late-term pregnancies after the fetus has been diagnosed with a birth defect: a deformed heart, missing kidneys, Down's syndrome, anencephaly.

He calls his work a "reproductive ministry," and he offers his patients many of the same services as the hospice. Tiller encourages parents to hold, dress and photograph their aborted children, whom he delivers stillborn but intact. His staff takes ink-prints of tiny feet and hands; he brings in a chaplain for baptisms. Letters from grateful patients line the clinic's walls.

Gretchen Voss: My Late Term Abortion.

Radha Lewis: Why I Provide Second Trimester Abortions.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-05 19:27:10.202459+00 by: Dan Lyke

Washington Post: New Attention on Late-Term Abortions:

"What made Dr. Tiller unusual was that he specialized in seeing women who found out late in very wanted pregnancies that they were carrying fetuses with anomalies that were incompatible with life," Saporta said. "For them, there was really no good choice. They needed to terminate their pregnancies to protect their own health, and he provided both the emotional and physical care for women in that situation."

Via, with mirror of article.

And if you had any further doubts that Tiller was one of the great courageous healthcare providers no matter what side of the "abortion as contraception" debate you come down on, Andrew Sullivan has a collection of his readers' stories about late-term abortions.