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Thursday, October 23, 2008

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NAF Communications Department
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The National Abortion Federation Honors the Memory of Dr. Barnett Slepian

Saporta: Dr. Slepian was a caring physician who devoted his life to providing quality reproductive health care to women.

Today, on the 10th anniversary of the murder of Dr. Barnett Slepian, Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), released the following statement:

On this day 10 years ago, NAF member Dr. Barnett Slepian was senselessly murdered in Amherst, NY, and we honor his memory today.

Dr. Slepian was a caring physician who devoted his life to providing quality reproductive health care to women. Tragically, he and his family paid the ultimate sacrifice at the hands of an anti-abortion extremist.

Dr. Slepian was a devoted husband, father, colleague, and friend. Today, it is with great respect and sadness that we join our members and his family in remembering Dr. Slepian's life and his many contributions to women's reproductive health care.

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The National Abortion Federation (NAF) is the professional association of abortion providers in the United States and Canada. Our mission is to ensure safe, legal, and accessible abortion care to promote health and justice for women. Our members include health care professionals at clinics, doctors' offices, and hospitals, who together care for more than half the women in both countries who choose abortion each year. For more information, visit our website at www.prochoice.org.

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