A recent HuffPo article by NARAL Pro-Choice America’s president, Nancy Keenan, acknowledges the one-year anniversary of the murder of Dr. George Tiller, one of the nation’s most prominent abortion providers. After enduring 34 years of consistent harassment by anti-choice activists, Dr. Tiller was shot and murdered in his church in Kansas on May 31, 2009. Anti-choice extremist Scott Roeder has since been convicted and is serving a life sentence. Dr. Tiller provided support to women who were in a desperate time of need and many people expressed their great appreciation for him after his untimely death. As the memory of Dr. Tiller is honored, Keenan notes how dedicated doctors, like Dr. LeRoy Carhart , continue to face harassment in the form of individual extremists and unjust legislation. Members of the pro-choice community must remain vigilant in our fight for women’s reproductive rights. As the ongoing campaign of threats and intimidation perpetrated by anti-choice activists continues, we must speak out against their actions and express our own pro-choice values. Here are a few of Keenan’s ideas on how to take action:
- Share our reasons for being pro-choice and standing up for women with friends and family.
- Pledge to only vote for pro-choice candidates at all levels of government
Got other ideas? Post them in a comment.