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  • New documentary profiles the four U.S. doctors who still perform third-trimester abortions

    Liz Goodwin at Yahoo! News2 yrs ago

    A new documentary called “After Tiller” explores the lives and motivations of the four doctors who still perform third-trimester abortions in America.

    The doctors were colleagues of George Tiller, a late-term abortion doctor who was shot dead in 2009 by an anti-abortion activist while serving as an usher at his Wichita, Kan., church. Tiller’s clinic had been firebombed in the 1980s, and he had survived multiple gunshot wounds from an attack by an anti-abortion activist in 1993.

    The film, which will be released in New York City on Sept. 20, examines what makes these four physicians choose to perform a controversial procedure that only 10 percent of Americans think should be legal in the first place, placing them in the middle of a virulent political debate that leaves them in constant fear for their lives.

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  • Radio host Kidd Kraddick dies suddenly at 53

    Jason Sickles at Yahoo! News2 yrs ago

    [Updated at 11:20 a.m. CT]

    DALLAS – Popular national morning radio personality David “Kidd” Kraddick died Saturday near New Orleans, where he was hosting a golf tournament to raise money for children. He was 53.

    “He died doing what he loved, and his final day was spent selflessly focused on those special children that meant the world to him,” according to statement from his nationally-syndicated show.

    No cause of death has been officially released. WWL-TV reported Kraddick died sometime after being taken to a New Orleans-area hospital about 1 p.m. CT on Saturday.

    Richie Tomblin, a golf pro at Timberlane Country Club in Gretna, told the Associated Press that Kraddick did not look well while preparing to play on Saturday.

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