Oral history interview with George Tiller, 2001

 

Name
Tiller, George, 1941-2009 (Interviewee)
Fly on the Wall Productions (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with George Tiller, 2001
Abstract
Current title: Medical Director of Women's Health Care Service in Wichita; Education: University of Kansas (undergrad), University of Kansas School of Medicine, internship at U.S. Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton (1967), Aerospace Medical Institute; Positions held: U.S. Naval Flight surgeon, President of Medical Center in Wichita (1978); early plans for dermatology residency; death of relatives in aircraft accident (1970); lessons from father's practice; explanation of understanding of abortion; early abortion experiences prior to and following Roe v. Wade; personal philosophy; formation of Women's Healthcare Service (1976); risk/dangers of and backlash to abortion provision; doctor-patient relationships; family crises; male-female relationships; life cycle of physicians; technical vs. personal components of abortion provision; personal tolls; career and life reflections; assassination attempt; Operation Save America protests; bombing of Wichita clinic (1986); relationship with Dr. Binyon; the Women's Right to know Bill; late-term abortion providers; Tiller's would-be assassin; retirement plans
Collection Name
Physicians for reproductive health and choice oral history project
Subjects
Physicians; Abortion--United States; Abortion--Kansas; Abortion--Law and legislation--United States; Abortion--Moral and ethical aspects--United States; Physicians--Attitudes.--United States; Reproductive rights--United States; Pro-choice movement--United States; Pro-life movement--United States; Tiller, George, 1941-2009; Operation Save America; Women's Health Care Services (Wichita, Kan.)
Format
oral histories
Genre
Interviews
Date
2001
Note (Biographical)
Physician
Note
Interviewed by Fly on the Wall Productions, December 2001
Note (Provenance)
George Tiller, Gift 2001
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13795323
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-6sd5-1e20
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.