Who Is Dr. Tiller?

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cimg11781-300x225The website iamdrtiller.com memorializes Dr. Tiller and iamdrtiller-060509-11honors the work of all who work for reproductive rights:

Here you will find stories of individuals who have dedicated their lives to making abortion safe, legal, healthy, and accessible to women and girls. These people may be nurses, counselors, escorts, volunteers at abortion funds, or abortion doctors themselves. You will not see the faces of these providers to protect their safety. What you will see is the story they decide to share – how they came to abortion work, what their function is at their abortion clinic, or their personal abortion story. We want to humanize these individuals to convey the kindness, courtesy, justice, love, and respect they have for women and the health care choices women make. We share our stories in hopes of ending clinic violence, to alleviate the shame associated with the abortion experience, and as an homage to Dr. Tiller’s outstanding and courageous life work.

Please respect this space as one of compassion, dignity and love. We do not cover our faces out of shame. We do so to recognize an unfortunate aspect of the lives of abortion providers — we must always be weary of our safety.   No one knew this better than Dr. Tiller.

The stories on the website are very moving and remind us of the importance of reproductive rights.

-Bridget Crawford

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