Kate Michelman on Dr. Tiller

Former NARAL Pro-Choice America President Kate Michelman has published a short piece on Salon.com, remembering Dr. Tiller and his courageous commitment to serving the women who came to his clinic with dignity and respect. An excerpt:

George Tiller was among the most selfless of men I have ever known. Surely being stalked for a quarter-century or more by extremists who repeatedly called for his murder in public was not what this compassionate doctor had in mind when he started medical school. Nor was practicing medicine under armed guard, or having his clinic bombed, or being shot in the very arms he used to save lives. But Dr. Tiller did have one goal in mind when he embarked on his career: caring for his patients, which is precisely why he braved these threats. The intimidation of other physicians strengthened his resolve. It must also strengthen our resolve to protect the right he was murdered for upholding.

Be sure to check out the whole thing.

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