He had been harassed and shot, threatened with death, and his clinic burned down, but Dr. George Tiller continued to work as one of the only late-term abortion providers in the country. He was a brave man committed to women’s reproductive rights. And this morning, he was shot dead as he walked into church. Cara is updating her post with details as she learns them. So is Ann.
This is simply devastating. And it’s terrorism. It’s terrorism. I want it acknowledged as terrorism. Dr. Tiller was a hero to the women he served, and to all of us, for whom he fiercely advocated. He gave his life for women’s health. Someone took his life because he was so committed to women’s health.
I will never forget the handwritten thank-you note Dr. Tiller sent me when I donated $50 to his clinic. He said he’d been having a rough week because someone had just smashed one of his windows, but that my card and check had brightened his day. My god. I just can’t believe this.