Could you please, for fuck’s sake, stop using the phrase “abortion provider George Tiller”?
Seriously, he was a DOCTOR.
See the difference?
One is a title he earned through work and education, and the other is a service, one of many, that he provided under that title.
It is not the sum of his work, his heroics, or who he was. Referring to DR. Tiller as “abortion provider” or, I can’t believe I have to type this, “abortionist” just fuels the flames of the Anti-Choice jerks who want to paint him as some evil entity who deserved this horrible end.
He was a DOCTOR, who happened to be one of three people in the country to provide the type of abortions that others were too scared or bullied out of providing. A DOCTOR. A damned fine one at that who actually gave a rat’s ass about the people he was helping, who put their lives above his daily for years.
Let’s remember that, kay?
And thank you, again, DR. Tiller.
Dr. George Tiller, a man who has put the health and safety of women above his own countless times was shot and killed, fucking gunned down, as he walked into church Sunday morning. From Cara:
Dr. Tiller was one of the few late-term abortion providers in the country. He had previously been shot, his clinic burnt down, harassed by ideological anti-abortion attorney generals, and threatened with death countless times.
He has survived this long to continue doing the important work that he believed in.
He and his commitment to women’s health will be dearly missed, and I grieve for his family.
At this time the suspect is not in custody, but here is the info for anyone in the Wichita area:
Police were looking for a blue Ford Taurus with a K-State vanity plate, license number 225 BAB. Police described him as a white male in his 50’s or 60’s, 6′1,” 220 lbs, wearing a white shirt and dark pants.
Jill has some info on several Pro-Choice organizations where you can donate in Dr. Tiller’s name.
Rest In Peace, Dr. Tiller.
And thank you.
UPDATE: Apparently an arrest has been made.