In case you haven't yet heard, Dr. George Tiller, one of the few late-term abortion providers in the U.S., was shot and killed this past weekend. There is a suspect in custody. Dr. Tiller has been the target of assassination attempts and acts of terrorism in the past. I first learned about him and his work while writing my women's studies senior thesis in college about the history of abortion. It was incredible to me to see somebody risk his life to do what he felt was not just his job, but his obligation.
Right now, I really don't know what to do with myself. I feel the need to do something huge, but I can't really figure out what would be appropriate or what I have the time and energy to do. There are vigils being organized throughout the country, though I haven't heard of one in NYC yet (if you have, please link in the comments & I'll update this post). But there should be something more, because this wasn't an unfortunate accident or a life naturally coming to an end -- this was an act of terrorism. We owe it to Dr. Tiller and the people he helped throughout his career to stand up against this. Loudly.
Any ideas out there?
In the meantime, I'll try to keep folks updated on stories being written, events being planned, etc. as I learn of them. I've been more than a bit disconnected from Twitter and the blogosphere lately, but hopefully I can get my hands on some great stuff for y'all.