To be honest I didn't even want to play music this Monday.
Dr. George Tiller, a Wichita doctor who was one of the few doctors in the United States to perform late-term abortions was shot inside his church on Sunday morning.
According to the New York Times, "Dr. Tiller, who had performed abortions since the 1970s, had long been a lightning rod for controversy over the issue of abortion, particularly in Kansas, where abortion opponents regularly protested outside his clinic and sometimes his home and church. In 1993, he was shot in both arms by an abortion opponent but recovered."
As one of the few doctors who would perform third-trimester abortions when the life or health of a mother was at stake his death will make it even harder for women dealing with those situations to terminate their pregnancies.
So I was going to not play any music today. I was at the March on Washington in 1992. I do not apologize for believing in a woman's right to choice.
But then, the horrid murderer would win. Those who want to silence women and our right to choose would win. So I choose to play a loud, buoyant anthem for us. For Women. Because Sisters, no one is going to do this but us.
Dr. Tiller's motto was "trust women". How sad that someone who treated us as grown-ups had to die for that belief. But we will not be silenced. Dr. Tiller should not die in vain.
Got any girl power songs to share?