The Network is tremendously grateful to the 500 people who joined us at Monday night's vigil in Dr. Tiller's honor, and thankful also to the hundreds of others who sent their thoughts.
In response to requests from Dr. Tiller's clinic staff, emails and phone calls we received from Dr. Tiller's friends and former patients, and a groundswell of support online, the National Network of Abortion Funds created the George Tiller Memorial Abortion Fund late in the evening of Sunday, May 31, 2009.
Within the first 24 hours of the Fund's existence, we received more than $15,000 in donations.
The George Tiller Memorial Abortion Fund will provide assistance to the same women Dr. Tiller served: women seeking abortions in their second-trimesters, women facing extreme obstacles to abortion, and women who often must travel from their homes to obtain the abortion care they need. The Fund will assist with the cost of the procedures as well as the costs of travel and lodging. Notably, this Fund will be available to patients of the late Dr. Tiller's clinic, Women's Health Care Services in Wichita, at such time when the clinic is able to regroup and reopen.
To donate to the Fund in Dr. Tiller's name, please send contributions to:
George Tiller Memorial Abortion Fund
c/o National Network of Abortion Funds
42 Seaverns Ave
Boston, MA 02130
You may also donate online.
A video from the vigil in Dr Tiller's honour in Boston:
In New York:
Some words from Dr. Tiller himself.
The video of Dr. Tiller is from a series called "Voices of Choice," created by Physicians for Reproductive Health and Choice. It includes many brief, excellent videos, but I'll leave you with this one.
A woman's life is more important than a fetus.
More videos here.