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This Time, It’s Personal

On Tuesday WAM! launched it’s second action this summer, taking on Clear Channel for pulling radio ads for South Wind Women’s Center, a clinic that provides comprehensive reproductive health care services, including abortion. South Wind does its work in Wichita, Kansas, which just happens to be my hometown. Wichita is a relatively small metro community in southeastern Kansas, and while it isn’t that well known, it’s had its share of newsworthy events. One of those events happened in May of 2009, just a few months before I moved to Texas. It was a Sunday morning, just before noon, May 31st, 2009, when Dr. George Tiller was assassinated in his church. He was shot in the head at point blank range. Dr. Tiller had garnered plenty of national media attention for himself and Wichita over the past few years by being one of only three doctors in the country to provided late term abortions.