Remembering and Honoring Dr. George Tiller (by Nancy Keenan, pres of NARAL)
I wish I could say that the campaign of violence against the medical professionals who provide abortion care ended with Dr. Tiller’s murder. Sadly, that is not the case. Just last week, a man was arrested for plotting to attack a Planned Parenthood clinic in Wisconsin. This near-tragedy is a stark reminder of the dangers abortion providers and their patients face every day.
We can pay tribute to Dr. Tiller, his family, and the women he served by speaking openly and honestly about our pro-choice values.
As we speak out, let’s always remember to use the two powerful words that guided Dr. Tiller’s work: Trust Women.
Dr. Tiller fought for everyone’s reproductive rights. RIP, Dr. Tiller.