FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2009
NARAL Pro-Choice America's Statement on the Closure of Women's Health Care Services, Inc.
Washington, D. C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, issued the following statement regarding the announcement from the Tiller family that the Women's Health Care Services, Inc., where Dr. George Tiller provided abortion and other reproductive-health care services for more than three decades, will be permanently closed.
"Our thoughts are with the Tiller family. I can't imagine the pain they are going through at this time," said Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. "It is a sad day for our country when family members who stood by their husband and father as he endured countless anti-choice attacks are forced as a result of his murder to make a decision like this one. What happened to Dr. Tiller is part of an ongoing pattern of extreme anti-choice violence and intimidation that seeks, by any means necessary, to deny women access to the safe, legal abortion care they need. This use of inflammatory rhetoric and acts of violence must stop."