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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

CONTACT:

NAF Communications Department
202-667-5881
press@prochoice.org

Dr. Tiller's Family Closes Clinic

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), in response to the announcement that the Tiller family will not re-open Women's Health Care Services, Inc. in Wichita, KS:

For more than 35 years, Women's Health Care Services, Inc. provided women from Wichita and around the world with high-quality abortion care. The murder of our member Dr. George Tiller has been a devastating loss not only for his family, but for the abortion provider community and the many women who relied on him for care. We respect the family's decision to close the clinic, and our hearts go out to them as they grieve during this very difficult time.

Although Women's Health Care Services, Inc. will not reopen, our members remain committed to ensuring that women are able to obtain the abortion care they need.

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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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