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SIECUS Mourns the Loss of Dr. George Tiller

June1, 2009

Statement of SIECUS President , Joseph DiNorcia, Jr., on the Death of Dr.George Tiller

The murder of Dr. George Tiller yesterday in Kansas is a great tragedy.  For decades, Dr. Tiller provided needed healthcare and services to women despite great personal risk to himself.  His bravery and dedication over the years went far beyond the call of duty.

A terrible and shameful act, such as this shooting, has no place at all in our society and we join all other rational and feeling people in condemning the use of violence in any way.

Now, we turn our thoughts solely to Dr. Tiller’s family as they navigate through this impossible situation, and hope that they are able to find some measure of comfort in the memories they will have in their hearts forever.