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June 10, 2009
RE YOUR June 4 editorial about Dr. George Tiller: In 1996, I was pregnant with my first and only child. At nine weeks, I was told that tests indicated the fetus had died. My doctor said there was no heartbeat, and I was given the option of continuing the pregnancy until a miscarriage occurred, or undergoing a D&C. I chose the D&C. Genetic testing showed the fetus had trisomy 15 and wouldn't have survived. I was blessed that nature made the decision to terminate my pregnancy for me. Too often women don't learn of genetic abnormalities until after the first trimester.
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June 12, 2009 | CHRISTINE M. FLOWERS
I DIDN'T kill George Tiller. Neither did Bill O'Reilly, Randall Terry, Pope Benedict or the little old lady praying the rosary outside Planned Parenthood. So to all of the pro-choice advocates and their sympathizers in the media, drop the collective guilt trip, OK? Because the myth that the pro-life movement bears any responsibility for Tiller's death is on par with the fairy tale that most abortions are performed to protect a woman's health. Just because I abhorred Tiller's chosen medical specialty, which resulted in the termination of close to 60,000 pregnancies over his three-decade career, doesn't mean I sought his demise in any way. Of course, you'd never know that from the way the press and assorted interest groups have reacted.
NEWS
June 12, 2009
MANY PEOPLE in the field of genetics are mourning the murder of Dr. George Tiller as the loss of a personal friend. I'm one of them. I first met George in 1987 at a conference of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, where I was executive director for 18 years until 2005. He and his incredibly loyal staff - whom he treated with great generosity - had developed a procedure that provided excellent medical care but also respect and emotional support to the women who came to him for help.
NEWS
June 4, 2009
THE DEVASTATING MEDICAL problems cover a wide range - anencephaly, polycystic kidney disease, trisomy 13, among others. But the heartbreaking stories that brought so many women and couples to the Wichita, Kan., clinic of Dr. George Tiller are tragically similar: They begin with a wanted pregnancy, hopes and dreams for the child to come. Then an ultrasound at 20 weeks of pregnancy - and evidence that something might be wrong. Then other, more detailed tests revealing undeveloped hearts or brains or other organs and a diagnosis that the child could not survive much past birth - or, if it did, would never know anything but pain.
NEWS
June 2, 2009
The e-mail from an Olathe, Kan., woman was chilling. Received by newspapers the day after Kansas abortion-clinic doctor George Tiller was shot to death at his church, it said: "Cry for this man? Are you kidding? If you believe in evil, this man's middle name was George 'Satan' Tiller. That he was shot and killed in church tells me that God was OK with his demise. " Rhetoric that hot can birth murder. Yet, even statements issued by antiabortion activists to deplore Tiller's death Sunday barely dialed down the heat.
NEWS
June 4, 2009 | MICHAEL SMERCONISH
ON SUNDAY, the news of the execution of Dr. George Tiller repulsed me. On Monday, reports of a U.S. soldier killed outside a military recruiting station sickened me. On Tuesday, the beating of a man suspected of raping an 11-year-old delighted me. But I realize I can't have it both ways. Scott Roeder allegedly executed George Tiller in cold blood, in a church, presumably because Tiller was an abortion provider. Tiller's practice was within the bounds of Kansas state law, which requires that two doctors separately conclude that delivering the fetus would result in irreversible harm to the mother.
NEWS
January 26, 2011
RE THE op-ed "Massacre Triggered an Insane Reaction": Christine Flowers is correct when she says that attempts to link Jared Loughner's alleged actions to tea-party people or right-wing pundits amount to irresponsible and opportunistic grandstanding. But she's disingenuous when she compares the Tucson, Ariz., shooting to the assassination of George Tiller. Assassin Scott Roeder was a member of several organizations that shared his extremist views on abortion. In the 1990s, he authored contributions to Prayer & Action News, a magazine that supports the belief that the murder of abortion providers is justifiable.
NEWS
June 2, 2009
Homegrown terrorists The crazed zealots who promote the murder of American citizens such as George Tiller are no better than crazed Muslim jihadists ("Abortion provider is killed in church," Monday). They form the same domestic terrorist groups that promote torture, castigate judges who display "empathy," send troops off to die for fictitious causes, stand silent when innocent prisoners are cruelly executed, stand silent as children suffer from poverty, deny the citizens of this country basic civil and human rights, and proclaim their Christianity loudly and with no shame.
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August 26, 1993 | by Cal Thomas
When a few abortion clinics were bombed during the Reagan and Bush administrations, pro-choicers blamed the incidents on the pro-life rhetoric of the two presidents. So what are we to make of the killing of Florida abortionist David Gunn in March and the wounding of Wichita abortionist George Tiller? By the same logic, the violence would be the result of the pro-choice rhetoric of President Clinton and his administration. Or will pro-choicers claim it is the residual effect of the Reagan-Bush years?
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May 13, 1994 | By Steven Thomma, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU This article includes information from the Associated Press and the Washington Post
The Senate voted yesterday to ban violence, blockades and threats against abortion clinics in an effort to protect both women who seek abortions and doctors and nurses who administer them. There were signs, however, that some of the most radical anti-abortion protesters would not be deterred. The 69-30 vote sent the bill to President Clinton, who is expected to sign it into law. Voting for the bill were 52 Democrats and 17 Republicans; voting against it were 3 Democrats and 27 Republicans.
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August 16, 2013
IT'S ALWAYS a dangerous bit of hyperbole to say that someone has "blood on his hands. " Instead of pointing the finger at the actual killer of abortionist George Tiller, choice activists accused pro-lifers of having the doctor's blood on our hands. When the Senate failed to pass gun control legislation, anti-gun activists said NRA president Wayne LaPierre had the blood of the Newtown kindergartners on his hands. When four Americans were assassinated in Benghazi, some conservatives accused President Obama of having their blood on his own hands.
NEWS
January 26, 2011
RE THE op-ed "Massacre Triggered an Insane Reaction": Christine Flowers is correct when she says that attempts to link Jared Loughner's alleged actions to tea-party people or right-wing pundits amount to irresponsible and opportunistic grandstanding. But she's disingenuous when she compares the Tucson, Ariz., shooting to the assassination of George Tiller. Assassin Scott Roeder was a member of several organizations that shared his extremist views on abortion. In the 1990s, he authored contributions to Prayer & Action News, a magazine that supports the belief that the murder of abortion providers is justifiable.
NEWS
March 5, 2010 | By CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I KNEW they'd try to spin this one, given the implications. We've been told for decades that because of Roe v. Wade, abortion can now be safe and legal (at well over a million a year in the U.S., only the naive would call it "rare"). No more dirty coat hangers. Bye-bye, back alleys. The legalization of abortion was supposed to have protected not only "a woman's right to choose," but women's health in general. Unfortunately, the advocates hadn't yet heard of Dr. Kermit B. Gosnell and his abortion house of horrors.
NEWS
June 12, 2009
MANY PEOPLE in the field of genetics are mourning the murder of Dr. George Tiller as the loss of a personal friend. I'm one of them. I first met George in 1987 at a conference of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, where I was executive director for 18 years until 2005. He and his incredibly loyal staff - whom he treated with great generosity - had developed a procedure that provided excellent medical care but also respect and emotional support to the women who came to him for help.
NEWS
June 12, 2009 | CHRISTINE M. FLOWERS
I DIDN'T kill George Tiller. Neither did Bill O'Reilly, Randall Terry, Pope Benedict or the little old lady praying the rosary outside Planned Parenthood. So to all of the pro-choice advocates and their sympathizers in the media, drop the collective guilt trip, OK? Because the myth that the pro-life movement bears any responsibility for Tiller's death is on par with the fairy tale that most abortions are performed to protect a woman's health. Just because I abhorred Tiller's chosen medical specialty, which resulted in the termination of close to 60,000 pregnancies over his three-decade career, doesn't mean I sought his demise in any way. Of course, you'd never know that from the way the press and assorted interest groups have reacted.
NEWS
June 10, 2009
RE YOUR June 4 editorial about Dr. George Tiller: In 1996, I was pregnant with my first and only child. At nine weeks, I was told that tests indicated the fetus had died. My doctor said there was no heartbeat, and I was given the option of continuing the pregnancy until a miscarriage occurred, or undergoing a D&C. I chose the D&C. Genetic testing showed the fetus had trisomy 15 and wouldn't have survived. I was blessed that nature made the decision to terminate my pregnancy for me. Too often women don't learn of genetic abnormalities until after the first trimester.
NEWS
June 4, 2009 | MICHAEL SMERCONISH
ON SUNDAY, the news of the execution of Dr. George Tiller repulsed me. On Monday, reports of a U.S. soldier killed outside a military recruiting station sickened me. On Tuesday, the beating of a man suspected of raping an 11-year-old delighted me. But I realize I can't have it both ways. Scott Roeder allegedly executed George Tiller in cold blood, in a church, presumably because Tiller was an abortion provider. Tiller's practice was within the bounds of Kansas state law, which requires that two doctors separately conclude that delivering the fetus would result in irreversible harm to the mother.
NEWS
June 4, 2009
THE DEVASTATING MEDICAL problems cover a wide range - anencephaly, polycystic kidney disease, trisomy 13, among others. But the heartbreaking stories that brought so many women and couples to the Wichita, Kan., clinic of Dr. George Tiller are tragically similar: They begin with a wanted pregnancy, hopes and dreams for the child to come. Then an ultrasound at 20 weeks of pregnancy - and evidence that something might be wrong. Then other, more detailed tests revealing undeveloped hearts or brains or other organs and a diagnosis that the child could not survive much past birth - or, if it did, would never know anything but pain.
NEWS
June 2, 2009
The e-mail from an Olathe, Kan., woman was chilling. Received by newspapers the day after Kansas abortion-clinic doctor George Tiller was shot to death at his church, it said: "Cry for this man? Are you kidding? If you believe in evil, this man's middle name was George 'Satan' Tiller. That he was shot and killed in church tells me that God was OK with his demise. " Rhetoric that hot can birth murder. Yet, even statements issued by antiabortion activists to deplore Tiller's death Sunday barely dialed down the heat.
NEWS
June 2, 2009
Homegrown terrorists The crazed zealots who promote the murder of American citizens such as George Tiller are no better than crazed Muslim jihadists ("Abortion provider is killed in church," Monday). They form the same domestic terrorist groups that promote torture, castigate judges who display "empathy," send troops off to die for fictitious causes, stand silent when innocent prisoners are cruelly executed, stand silent as children suffer from poverty, deny the citizens of this country basic civil and human rights, and proclaim their Christianity loudly and with no shame.
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