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USA: Open Letter to the U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General

, Index number: AMR 51/079/2009

In this open letter Amnesty International expresses its concern about the recent death of Dr George Tiller and asks that appropriate measures are taken to protect both health service providers and women who seek or use their services. Dr Tiller was killed apparently because he provided lawful abortion services in the late stages of pregnancy. Amnesty International is concerned that the government in its failure to provide adequate security not only allows attacks to continue – but such attacks drive other health service providers to refrain from offering these life-saving services.

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