Reeling - Rene Rodriguez

October 11, 2013 12:00 AM

After Tiller (PG-13)

In May 2009, Dr. George Richard Tiller was killed by a bullet to the head while attending Sunday morning mass in Wichita. He was 67. There had been previous assassination attempts, including the firebombing of his medical clinic in 1986 and another shooting in 1993, which he survived. Why was Tiller a target? Because he was one of the few doctors in the country who performed late-term (or third trimester) abortions, a controversial procedure that even the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973 left up to individual states to legalize or ban (today, only nine states offer the service).

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