12:00am

Thu October 24, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: What challenges do abortion providers face?


  

On today's Your Call, we’ll discuss the new documentary, After Tiller, which documents the struggles abortion care providers have faced since 2009 when Dr. George Tiller was murdered in his Wichita, Kansas church.  His clinic, which provides third-trimester abortions, reopened its doors this year. That procedure is now performed by only four doctors in the country. All former colleagues of Dr. Tiller, they risk their lives every day. Why do they do it?  Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Samara Azam-Yu is executive director of ACCESS Oakland, a reproductive health organization

Lana Wilson is one of the directors of the new documentary film, “After Tiller”

Tammi Kromenaker is director of the Red River Women's Clinic in Fargo, North Dakota

Sarp Aksel is an M.D. Candidate at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is president of Medical Students for Choice

Julie Burkhart is the founder and executive director of the South Wind Women’s Center in Wichita, Kansas.  It opened in April of this year in the same building Dr. George Tiller’s clinic had been in when he was shot in 2009

Resources:

After Tiller, the movie

Red River Women’s Clinic

Access Oakland

South Wind Women's Center

Medical Students for Choice

MSC: Facts on abortion and barriers to access

Think Progress: Dr. Tiller’s Abortion Clinic Re-Opens This Week, But Opponents Will Still Keep Trying To Close It

Resources for Women and Clinicians:

RH Reality Check: Late term abortion facts and stories and ways to help

NARAL Pro-choice America

UCSF: Later abortion

Guttmacher Institute 

Backline

Exhale - after abortion hotline

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