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News about reproductive choice from the President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, Vicki Saporta. photo of Vicki Saporta
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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

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

A Personal Choice

Emily White reflects on her decision to terminate a pregnancy as a college student in South Dakota. Read The Stranger article.

Christina Page chronicles how anti-choice restrictions on reproductive freedom have affected the United States. Page is the author of How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America: Freedom, Politics and the War on Sex. Read her article in The Guardian.

The Kentucky Courier Post-Journal published an editorial that urges readers to consider the situation in El Salvador, where abortion is completely illegal, before advocating for state abortion bans in the United States.

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Monday, April 17, 2006

Must-Read Pro-Choice News

The New York Times reports on how South Dakotans are responding to the national attention they have received after banning almost all abortions in the state.

Felicia H. Stewart, a former NAF board member who was influential in the fight to make emergency contraception available in the U.S., died last Thursday of cancer. Read about her contributions to women’s health in the Washington Post.

USA Today looks at how laws restricting abortion vary from state to state.

An Australian doctor in Queensland has been approved to import and prescribe mifepristone, making her one of the first doctors in the country able to provide medical abortions.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

La Times Profiles Pro-Choice Activists in South Dakota

The LA Times has an inspiring story about the success of activists who are gathering signatures to place South Dakota’s abortion ban on the ballot.

Yesterday the FDA declared a death previously reported after the use of mifepristone/misoprostol unrelated to abortion. Read the update.

Anti-choice advocates in South Dakota have set up a legal fund to defend the ban if it is taken to court. But there has been a local controversy over whether donors to the fund can remain anonymous. Read the story in the Aberdeen American News>.

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Monday, April 10, 2006

El Salvador: Where Abortion is Outlawed

What happens when abortion is illegal? The New York Times Magazine investigates that question in a report from El Salvador, a country where abortion is outlawed in every circumstance.

Anti-abortion protestors in Omaha, Nebraska, have started to protest providers and clinic workers at their homes. Read the article in the Sioux City Journal.

A sweeping abortion ban is expected to pass the Louisiana state legislature but even Louisiana lawmakers admit that the ban is unconstitutional.

Several anti-choice bills went unheard as the Oklahoma State legislative session expired on Thursday. Read the Associated Press story.

The Aberdeen American News reports on the controversy surrounding a link to an anti-choice organization on the South Dakota Health Department’s website.

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Thursday, April 06, 2006

The New Sandra Day O'Connor

The New York Times has an op-ed analyzing the significance of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy replacing Sandra Day O’Connor as the Court’s swing seat.

The Hill reports on Democratic Senators’ strategy for passing the Prevention First Act, a bill that would expand access to contraception.

To find out how you can advocate for pro-choice bills like the Prevention First Act, visit NAF’s Action Center.

The Makerere University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology issued a new report on abortion in Uganda. The report concludes that many women are forced to have illegal abortions because legal abortions are difficult, if not impossible, to obtain. Read the story on allafrica.com.

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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

CNN Profiles South Dakota Provider

CNN has a story on one of the abortion providers who routinely flies into South Dakota to help care for women at the state’s only comprehensive reproductive health care clinic.

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In 2005 Quebec passed a law that would increase teens’ access to birth control, but the reforms still have yet to be implemented. Read the Montreal Gazette article.

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Monday, April 03, 2006

Pro-Choice News From Home and Abroad

NAF was mentioned in a story about the increasingly extreme tactics of anti-choice advocates in the United Kingdom. Read the London Daily Telegraph article.

The New York Times has a story about pro-choice members of the clergy.

The Inter Press Service has a story on how outdated abortion laws force African women to resort to unsafe, illegal abortions.

NPR has an in-depth look at how the South Dakota legislature is responding to the national attention they have received after passing the abortion ban.

Cecelia Fire Thunder, the president of the South Dakota Oglala Sioux Tribe, wishes to open a comprehensive reproductive health care clinic on her reservation. Read the Baltimore Sun story.

The Kenya Obstetrical and Gynecological Society is campaigning to make medical abortion available in Kenya. Read the South African Mail and Guardian story.

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