Wednesday, August 12, 2009
We were excited to receive the email, roughly a week ago. One of our viewers had seen our coverage of a vigil in honor of Dr. George Tiller on June 1st, 2009. She asked us to come out and film the dedication of a memorial garden in honor of the late Dr. On Saturday, August 8th 2009, a Sum of Change News and Blog Team made the trip to one of the local clinics where the dedication would be held.
The crowd was a close nit group of clinic workers, abortion clinic escorts, pro-choice activists, and a couple elected officials, including Congressman Jim Moran (who, I should add, thanked me for being a clinic escort the second we met, it was much appreciated Congressman). They choose to dedicate a garden to symbolize the continuation of life and the planting of new roots. The vigil we attended in June was a moment to grieve and commit themselves anew to the fight for women's rights, this more recent event was a chance to find closure to their mourning.
We hope you enjoyed the video, below you will find a lot of pictures (click on a picture to enlarge). Check in at Sum of Change for more coverage, and don't miss our coverage of Netroots Nation in Pittsburgh August 13th-16th!