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5 Years After Dr. George Tiller’s Murder, A Doctor Braves Threats to Continue Abortions in Wichita

Via > http://www.democracynow.org/2014/6/4/5_years_after_dr_george_tiller

As Oklahoma enacts a law that could close all but one abortion clinic in the state — and Louisiana is poised to follow suit — DemocracyNow takes a look at the legacy of Dr. George Tiller, who was assassinated five years ago this past weekend. Tiller was one of a handful of doctors providing abortions in the third trimester of pregnancy. He braved constant threats, a firebombing at his clinic and an assassination attempt that left him with gunshot wounds to both arms. On May 31, 2009, anti-choice extremist, Scott Roeder, entered Tiller’s church in Wichita, Kansas, and shot him dead. We remember Tiller by speaking with Dr. Cheryl Chastine, who travels from Chicago to Wichita each week to provide abortions at Tiller’s former clinic, which reopened last year. Chastine discusses the obstacles to abortion access in Kansas and responds to the threats and harassment she and her colleagues face. “I get up in the morning and there are patients that need me,” Chastine says. “If I allow myself to be deterred from doing this work, then I am allowing a victory for terrorism.”

This country’s religious extremists are on a mission to reverse the rights women won and should be undoubtedly given the rights over our own bodies. Abortion is a choice only a woman should make, not a man, not the government, not a state.

The U.S. government and it’s statesmen have a history rooted in racism, sexism and classism. Charged with the fuel of power and control over people, we are desperately in need of government which has a people who actually think consciously and righteously.

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After Tiller Documentary

Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in 2009, only four doctors in the United States continue to perform third-trimester abortions. These physicians, all colleagues of Dr. Tiller, sacrifice their safety and personal lives in the name of their fierce, unwavering conviction to help women. But for some in the pro-life movement, these doctors are “murderers” who must be stopped.

Offering audiences an unprecedented perspective, After Tiller is an intimate look into each of the four physicians’ private and professional struggles. Wrenching moments in the clinics, when they gently counsel distraught patients facing grievous losses, force us to step into the shoes of both practitioner and patient and confront the full complexity of each decision. Decades after Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, the issue remains one of the most volatile in our public sphere. After Tiller sensitively and artfully extricates the controversy from the ideological realm and humanizes those who have been demonized. – C. L.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2430104/

Hyper-religious people, mostly Christians seem to think they are the soldiers of God and have a mission to fight against what they believe in theirs minds is murder. Their driving force if bigotry via the hate and oppression of women. This is taught to their own women. The oppression of the female and her body parts are a functioning power of religious fanatics.

Women are thought to be here for their men counterparts. As vessels to birth their babies and clean house. What the fck is the matter with these people?? Are we not in the 21st century?

I am not and will not be for your own personal exploitation. I am not and will not be only a source of nourishment, sexual pleasure, to feed you and to birth your children. I am more than those things. I am a WOMAN! A strong woman who sees more than having a man’s child and here to please your patriarchal dominancy.