On this day, one day after the murder of Dr. George Tiller, I urge everyone who happens to read this to reflect on the costs imposed on our world -- our complicated, ever-changing, crowded, contentious world, all that we have -- by ideology. I think of the lives lost because of adherence to ideologies of all kinds (including those ideologies like religion which are still largely shielded from criticism by social taboos).
This woman's personal remembrance of Dr. George Tiller is moving because it is so specific, about how he helped her and her mother and others she knows. He was a doctor; he healed people. He died yesterday before his natural end.