Dr. George Tiller
Abortion is one of the most persistently controversial issues in American culture and politics today. Competing groups have fought to either restrict or increase access to the procedure of abortion. The continuing debates over a relatively new form of abortion reveals the complexity of opinion on the subject. Many people fight, protest, and, organize crime against abortion. Due to these issues many abortionists have turned away from aborting, but few have stood strong and helped people.
George Richard Tiller was born in Wichita, Kansas on August 8, 1941. He graduated from Wichita East High School in 1959. He went to the University of Kansas where he graduated with a degree in zoology in 1963. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where he graduated in 1967. Tiller performed his first abortions in 1974 at Wesley Medical Center. Around 1976, he started providing outpatient abortions at his clinic. Throughout his career, Tiller was a frequent target of anti-abortion violence. On August 19, 1993, Tiller was shot in both arms by anti-abortion activist Shelley Shannon. In June 1986, the clinic was bombed. Tiller was a particular target of the anti-abortion movement because, he performed late-term abortions. "Late-term abortions are abortions which are performed during a later stage of pregnancy. Late-term abortion is more controversial than abortion in general because the fetus is more developed and sometimes viable." Tiller had developed a late-term abortion method that he calls MOLD. MOLD is an abbreviation of the components used for abortion: Misoprostol, Oxytocin, Laminaria, and, Digoxin. This method duplicates normal, safe and, natural miscarriage. Tiller used a drug called Digoxin. Digoxin was injected into the baby's heart and was put to sleep. Tiller was shot on Sunday of June 1, 2009 at 10 a.m as he stood in the lobby of Reformation Lutheran Church.
Due to the shooting of Dr. George Tiller,...