Dr. George Tiller in Doc "What's the Matter with Kansas?"

Salon.com has an extended scene from the forthcoming documentary “What’s the Matter With Kansas?“, based on Thomas Frank’s bestselling book of the same title about the Right Wing’s rise in the once-liberal state. It features Dr. George Tiller, the Wichita-based abortion provider who was gunned down last Sunday while attending church. The clip touches on the years of threats and abuse Tiller experienced — law suits, arson, death threats, failed assassination attempts — for his commitment to providing women with safe and legal reproductive care. When Tiller speaks, he seems exhausted yet resigned to defending women’s rights against these radicals. It’s tragic.

After the jump, a round-up of interesting articles and info on Dr. Tiller and reproductive rights in the wake of his murder:

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When I found out what happened I was so sad. What he did was a great gift for many women who were suffering. The people who believe that it’s murder and that murder was a good way of getting their point across are crazy and sad in my opinion. Unfourtunaly it opens up the topic that these men and women who perform abortions are threatened to protect our rights and bodies and we should all be grateful we have the right to this procedure whether you want to keep your unplanned unaffordable baby or have tragically lost the fetus and… Read more »
thanks for posting. I’m glad that one of the sites talks about what exactly is going on as opposed to just spouting opinions and cliches. I do think more needs to be done to explain the numbers. The medical literature for example has estimates of between 25 and 50% of all pregnancies spontaneously aborting. Spontaneous abortion is a technical term and refers to death of the fetus prior to 24 weeks of gestation. Fetal death after that is consider stillbirth. This is important because we know that not all unviable fetuses are terminated naturally, those are the ones that Tiller… Read more »