Ken Edelin died last week at age 74. In addition to his distinguished career as a physician, Ken served as Chair of the Board of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America for three years, 1989-1992. I had the honor of sharing a podium with him in San Francisco when we were both honored by the local Planned Parenthood affiliate. He spoke passionately about his trials and tribulations serving women who had no other choices or access. He was an example for physicians everywhere in his dedication and willingness to put his patients first. Women have access to safer abortion procedures now because of his example and trial. I am glad to have know him.