Monday, June 1, 2009

"Prenatal testing without prenatal choices is medical fraud." - Dr. Tiller

I was going to post a cookie recipe today, but I feel like it should wait until tomorrow...
Today I want to write about Dr. George Tiller.

Dr. Tiller was one of three healthcare providers in the US who perform abortions after 21 weeks, helping women who received the worst news imaginable make decisions that preserved their health and, in many cases, their lives. He and his family and staff received near-constant threats, he was shot in both arms, his clinic was bombed, and on Sunday he was killed while serving as an usher in church. The women of the US have lost a powerful ally and friend.

I've just donated to Medical Students for Choice, and I hope you will, too. (Click here to donate.) Living in a country where 87% of all counties (98% of rural counties) have no abortion provider, it is imperative that the next generation of docs are committed to providing comprehensive medical care for women. Our lives depend upon it.

3 comments:

Molly said...

I finally found your blog. I'm so happy about that.:)

Joy said...

Abortion isn't birth control either. If women *choose* to have sex then they need to be responsible for the outcome, one of which is pregnancy. They don't get to *choose* what to do if they get an unwanted STD except to live with it and treat it.

Ruta said...

Wow, Joy, I'm not sure where to start with your comment... I never said that abortion = birth control. I work at a tertiary care hospital with a program that serves pregnant women and their families that have received the news that their baby has a very severe birth defect or disease and will die in utero or very shortly after. Every one of those babies was wanted! EVERY ONE. Yet, some of those families have chosen to end the pregnancy - not to end their own suffering, but to end or prevent the suffering of their child. Thrown into a terrible situation, those parents made what they considered the best choice for their child. Does that have anything to do with birth control or STIs? I don't think so.