"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Dr. George Tiller


As of this moment, when you Google "Dr. George Tiller", you are directed to his clinic's website, as well as a barrage of anti-choice hate sites calling him "Tiller the Baby Killer"

When you Google him later today or tomorrow morning, the first hits will likely relay the tragic news that he was shot and killed this morning in his own church in Wichita, Kansas.

All I can do to stay sane right now in the face of this anti-choice terrorism is keep my thoughts with his family and friends and to recommend Susan Wicklund's amazing book This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor. We can't dismiss the frightening reality of the threat of violence against brave medical professionals protecting our right to reproductive choice.

(Via abortionclinicdays)


plumpdumpling said...

I really believe that this man was killed solely because his awesome rhyming nickname was too good to continue existing.

(sad face)

There was a great interview on CNN this morning with a woman who runs a women's clinic, and that jerk anchorwoman was asking her if she really thought that people who are anti-choice because of their religion are so wrong. The answer is obviously yes, but the interviewee brilliantly said that those people aren't the same radical ones who are picketing outside of clinics and killing doctors.

Tracey said...

I appreciate you adding the "sad face" to subtly show my other readers that you aren't completely insensitive and just have a dry sense of humor.