Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Here is Dr. Wardak and others involved in RethinkAfghanistan
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Just two weeks after President Obama called for "fair-minded words" to be used in the debate over abortion rights, Dr. George Tiller was gunned down at his church. The accused killer is Scott Roeder, a 51-year-old Kansas resident with a long history of anti-government and anti-abortion actions who was involved with the leaders of the anti-choice movement. It's been ten years since a doctor was killed for performing the procedure, and Dr. Tiller's death is sending shock waves through the tight-knit community. How will doctors act now — and what affect will the killing have on women seeking abortions? To hear reactions from the frontlines, The Takeaway talks to "Jeffrey," a clinic manager in Kansas City, Kansas and to Dr. Bill Harrison, an OB/Gyn in Fayatteville, Arkansas.
The poem Dr. Bill Harrison reads is called "Where are you?," and is by Dr. B. J. Issacson. Read it here:
Where are you?
For over 16 years we have provided
you with choices
I sometimes cried with you.
Choices, nevertheless, when you were desperate.
Remember how we protected you privacy
and treated you with dignity and respect
had been brought to us in shackles
with an armed guard, or
that you would run into
one of your students?
I remember each of you.
Monday, April 20, 2009
—ABC News correspondent Gretchen Peters on the protests in Afghanistan
Our partners at the New York Times have footage of the protests in Kabul:
Friday, March 27, 2009
—Lynn Sherr, special correspondent for World Focus on PBS, on Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
For more, head to worldfocus.org
Here is a 2007 tribute to President Sirleaf created when she was honored at the Africare Bishop Walker Dinner and received the 2007 Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Award.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
— Reem Asaad of Dar al-Hikma Women's College on the lingerie industry in Saudi Arabia