The New York Times is reporting that the clinic run by the late Dr. George Tiller will be permenantly closed. The full article is here, but in an excerpt:
“The family of Dr. George Tiller announces that effective immediately, Women’s Health Care Services, Inc., will be permanently closed,” according to a statement issued on Tuesday morning by the family’s lawyers. “Notice is being given today to all concerned that the Tiller family is ceasing operation of the clinic and any involvement by family members in any other similar clinic.”
This is really bad news for the women of the Wichita area, as his clinic was the only one in the immediate area, and it was only one of three in the country that performed what the press has dubbed "late term abortions".
As a father, I have problems with the concept of abortion in general, but I support a woman's right to choose whether or not to carry a child to term. I realize that Rowe vs. Wade did not create abortions, and that they would still happen even if the decision was overturned. I believe that if you want to end abortions, you should work toward ending the root causes... unplanned pregnancy and poverty. The number of abortions in this country would be drastically reduced if we taught age appropriate sex education, but of course, "Pro-Life" folks don't want to hear that.
In the end, Dr. Tiller's death was a victory for the "Pro-Life" movement. But it was achieved by murder. My Daddy once told me, "Two wrongs don't make a right."