Tuesday, June 2, 2009

NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Statement on George Tiller

“We are shocked and horrified by the murder of Dr. George Tiller in his Wichita, Kansas church,” said Jennifer Blasdell, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland. “Dr. Tiller provided needed abortion care to women from all over the country. He never wavered in his dedication to provide compassionate and high quality services despite being a constant target of violence and harassment. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Tiller’s family, friends, and clinic staff.”

“We call on opponents of a woman’s right to choose to unequivocally condemn acts of violence against abortion providers. Abortion providers in Maryland and across the country work every day to ensure that women have access to safe and legal abortion care. Acts of violence and intimidation directed toward abortion providers, their staff, their patients, and their families must end.”

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