Submitted by megan on Tue, 06/02/2009 - 07:36
Peaceful & Pro-Choice Vigil for Dr. George Tiller
Tuesday, June 2nd
Human Rights Monument (Elgin & Lisgar)
On Sunday May 31st at around 10:00am Dr. George Tiller was murdered. He was shot to death in the vestibule of the church he belonged to in Wichita, Kansas.
Dr. Tiller was an abortion provider. He was one of the only doctors providing late-term abortions, and since 1973 he provided these services to women despite many threats against his life.
His murder was an act of violence that not only takes his life, hurting his family and loved ones, but one that threatens the entire pro-choice community and beyond.
This vigil will be a chance to gather to honour Dr. Tiller. Many of us are deeply shaken by what happened, and this event will allow us be together in solidarity, showing support for his family, his staff, for the women and families he has served, and for the abortion community.
Please join us in a peaceful gathering.
Bring candles, flowers, whatever you like.
This is an accessible event for people of all faiths and genders, open to
anyone that would like to join us in solidarity.