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  Remembering an American hero: George Tiller

We continue to mourn the loss of our friend and colleague, Dr. George Tiller. Dr. Tiller was a dedicated physician who provided quality abortion care to women, at great personal sacrifice and risk. He is truly a hero to his fellow abortion providers and his patients. Dr. Tiller’s office is filled with letters from women, thanking him for the excellent, compassionate care he provided. Many of these women say Dr. Tiller saved their lives.

Since his tragic death, we have received messages from some of his patients and from people around the world who are saddened and outraged. We feel it is important to share these words and tributes to our beloved colleague and friend. For the first time, we will enable comments on our blog so that all of you can share your condolences or offer memories of Dr. Tiller. We invite you to join us in honoring a true American hero, Dr. George Tiller.

Post your comments, condolences, and personal memories of Dr. Tiller

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

A Visit to New Brunswick

Last week I visited New Brunswick and called on the health minister to ensure that women in the province had adequate access to abortion care.

On Friday authorities apprehended an anti-abortion extremist who was planning to bomb an abortion clinic in Greenbelt, Maryland.

The suspect appeared in court wearing an anti-abortion t-shirt.

Kathryn Harris reviews a new book examining the history of women forced to give up their children for adoption after they faced an unplanned pregnancy before abortion was legalized. The book, by Ann Fessler, is titled The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade.

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