Controversial abortion doctor George Tiller shot, killed at church this morning

  1. George Tiller is dead.,2933,523581,00.html
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  3. by   Spidey's mom
    I just googled his name . .. not much out there yet. The suspect is still at large.

    As much as I disagreed with Mr. Tiller, I think this is a cowardly and reprehensible act.

    Hopefully the suspect will be caught quickly and brought to justice.

    Our local community was subject to a public shooting where a man killed his wife and wounded another person who was a friend of my two adult sons. He recovered after a very long hospitalization. The shooter is in prison - his three kids are being raised by grandparents.

    Senseless. :angryfire

  4. by   rph3664

    CNN has confirmed that it is him.

    Whatever your viewpoint may be on this issue, this is totally sick and wrong and I hope the person has been caught before they do this again, whether it was random or not.
  5. by   Cherybaby
    It's always sad when a person has to die due to their beliefs or choice of occupation.

    What ever happened to our rights as individuals?
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  7. by   Pierrette
    For whatever your views on his profession, he was tried in Kansas and found not guilty; that is good enough for me.
  8. by   greenbeanio
    Dr. George Tiller was killed today, at his church. He was one of the very few doctors in the country who women pregnant with babies with severe fetal anomalies could turn to for a 2nd or 3rd trimester abortion. His clinic was known for how caring and compassionate Dr. Tiller and his staff were. I'm pretty sure he knew this is the way he would go, but he had the courage to keep doing what he believed he needed to do as a doctor. (I know many here will not agree with this, but it is what he and many others believe.)

    If you want to hear from some of his patients to understand where they were coming from and to see that this is never a choice lightly or callously taken, see this site:
    Here are some quotes from that site, taken from various women's stories:

    The reality is that abortion in the late second and third trimesters is extremely rare. The reality is that finding a doctor to do this procedure in the late second or third trimester is almost impossible.
    When we arrived at the Women's Health Center, we immediately felt the compassion and understanding from the entire staff. We had a story, and they listened. The doctor instantly connected with us and assured us that although our decision was a difficult one, he knew how sick our son was and that the choice we made was because we love him so much and couldn't bear to put him through a short life full of pain and suffering.
    I was terrified. The moment I met the doctor, all of that ended. He was a wonderful and loving man. I came in on Monday and gave birth to our baby girl on Friday. We were able to hold her after, and say our goodbyes. That doctor will always be in my heart.
    There are days when I am absolutely devastated. There are days when I almost feel like me. I hate that my son is gone. I hate that I had to make the decision to end his life. I hate that my womb and my arms are empty. But I am strengthened in the fact that I made my decision by focusing on him and what was best for him. I am eternally grateful to the wonderful people that guided me through this horrible experience with compassion, love, and understanding.
    Thankfully, inside there was compassion, love, understanding and superb medical care. Finally, I met some other people who understood this hell we were in. I said goodbye to my son and then a few days later, I said good bye to the doctor who I will always look upon as the one shining light in the worst week of my life.
    For a really powerful piece that needs to be read in full to truly appreciate Dr. Tiller's service, read this:
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  10. by   ghillbert
    "Dr George Tiller, one of the few American physicians who performed late-term abortions, was shot to death in the lobby of his church today in Wichita, Kan., according to his attorneys.",7068875.story
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  12. by   Natalie Morrison
    Hello, All.

    Dr. George Tiller, a courageous and dedicated physician who has performed abortions for decades in Kansas was assassinated today while he was in church. Dr. Tiller and his clinic have been attacked many times, in 1993 he was shot in both arms. In spite of these dangers, Dr. Tiller continued to provide abortions in his conviction that a woman must have the right to control her destiny and make fundamental choices for her life and direction.

    I am looking to see if anyone knows of any actions or demonstrations being planned in response to this outrage and to defend the right to choose.

    I firmly believe that the right to choose is facing deepening and severe attacks on all fronts and that we must take the kind of actions that made the right to choose and the right to privacy a reality. We need to get back out on the streets to show our support and demand that right to choose remain intact and to make abortion more accessible to all women.

    Please let me know if there are any actions being planned. I will participate and help build any action in this defense.

    I will also post any information that I find out.

    Thank you!

    Natalie Morrison
  13. by   Tweety
    Wow...that's awful.

    I am anti-abortion myself, but he certainly didn't deserve this. His family must be devastated.
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