Dr. Tiller Works in Indiana.
June 12th, 2009

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Abortion is a loaded subject in Indiana. Every year legislators introduce numerous laws that they claim will “protect” women, but in all reality, they work to ensure that women in Indiana will not be able to receive an abortion in almost any circumstance.

While I am not specifically a health care provider, I work for the advocacy arm of an organization that does provide reproductive health care, including abortions. Why? Because I myself had one. I remember feeling scared and hopeless, and my organization was there to help me through what I see as one of the toughest decisions of my life.

Now, every time I see a white man in a tailored suit at the podium claiming that his anti-choice legislation will ensure that Indiana women are safe, I want to run up to him and say: “Really? Did you ever consider asking my opinion? Because I’ve been there. And I think I would disagree with you sir.” The sad thing is, I don’t think most of these legislators would even care about my opinion.

I work where I work to give any women like myself the chance to have a Voice against those who feel we should not have one, and an opinion against those who feel we should not have one. And I truly hope we all start using our voices and expressing our opinion in a much louder manner in the months to come.

I am Dr. Tiller.

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