Planned Parenthood of North Florida Holds Vigils for Dr. George Tiller

Planned Parenhood of North Florida, in honor of Dr. George Tiller, will hold candlelight vigils in Gainesville on June 4, Tallahasse on June 5, and Jacksonville on June 6.


Contact: Staci Fox
Phone: (352) 377-0856, (352) 665-3694

Published: 06.04.09| Updated: 06.26.09

This past Sunday in a church in Kansas, the unthinkable happened. A gunman brutally murdered Dr. George Tiller. Planned Parenthood of North Florida will host candlelight vigils in Dr. Tiller’s honor on the following schedule:


GAINESVILLE: June 4 at 7 p.m. at the clinical location at 914 NW 13th Street (those attending the vigil should park across the street in the Office Depot lot)


TALLAHASSEE: June 5 at 6 p.m. at the steps of the new capitol building facing the Supreme Court on Duval Street (Waller Park)


JACKSONVILLE: June 6 at 6 p.m. at the clinic located at 3850 Beach Blvd.


Please bring a candle and/or make a sign that expresses your thoughts about Dr. Tiller and what his loss means to you.


To many of us Dr. Tiller was a hero, a courageous man, and a doctor to whom women from all over the country and from all walks of life came for compassionate care. His death is an enormous loss for the patients who relied on him, his dedicated staff, and the medical community. And it is also a loss for each of us for whom Dr. Tiller represented courage against unbelievable adversity. 


Dr. Tiller’s needless death is tragic and devastating to us all. It is times like these when our resolve is tested and we recommit to our work in a new way. We are taking this moment to rededicate ourselves to the reproductive justice work that is so essential to the health of American men, women and teens.


Funeral services for Dr. Tiller will be held Saturday, June 6 at 10am at the College Hill United Methodist Church; 2930 E. 1st St. N.; Wichita, KS 67214. Flowers, cards, and other condolences can be sent to the church or to the clinic at: Women's Health Care Services; 5107 E. Kellogg Ave.; Wichita, KS 67218.  If you send your cards to the clinic you may direct it to the family by writing “FAMILY” on the outside of the envelope.


Planned Parenthood of North Florida is a trusted provider of comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services. Planned Parenthood of North Florida provides health care, education and advocacy to thousands of Floridians each year in settings that preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual. Your body, your rights, your care.

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