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Posted on 05/31/2009 3:13:44 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
NOW Identifies Murder of Dr. George Tiller As Domestic Terrorism, Calls for Action from Justice Department and Homeland Security Statement of NOW President Kim Gandy
June 1, 2009
Women across the country have lost a champion today. The cold-blooded murder of Dr. George Tiller this morning in church is a stark reminder that women's bodies are still a battleground, and health care professionals are on the frontlines.
This kind man and skilled doctor braved blockades, harassment, assault, and countless threats, including an attempted murder in 1993 when he was shot in both arms. He knew his life was in constant jeopardy, and that he would likely die at the hands of an anti-abortion terrorist -- yet he continued to protect his patients and provide safe and legal abortions to women in often-desperate circumstances. Those who are behind this murder may believe that the killing of George Tiller will mean that these women will have nowhere else to turn, but they are wrong. On the contrary, I believe their depraved acts will inspire another doctor to take up the torch, and another, and another.
Dr. Tiller's slaying is the most recent in a string of murders in the service of the anti-abortion cause, and hundreds of people have been injured or threatened because they provide legal abortion services. Bringing the killers to justice is not enough - the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security must root out and prosecute as domestic terrorists and violent racketeers the criminal enterprise that has organized and funded criminal acts for decades. We call on the new attorney general Eric Holder and head of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to treat these murders in the same way they would treat politically-motivated domestic terrorism of any other kind and put the full resources of their two departments behind that effort.
Tomorrow will be a Day of Mourning for Dr. Tiller as well as a National Day of Commitment for all who believe abortion must remain both safe and legal -- who believe women have the right and indeed the moral obligation to make their own childbearing decisions. We urge individuals to wear white armbands all day tomorrow, Monday, June 1, in memory of Dr. Tiller and as a visible expression of determination to redouble our commitment to protecting the right to safe and legal birth control and abortion.
### For Immediate Release Contact: Mai Shiozaki, 202-628-8669, ext. 116; cell 202-641-1906
This is just another case of terrorist on terrorist on crime.
Shaping up to be so predictable, it has to be a rerun.
This release is full of generalities...which says to me they don’t have any more details about the shooter than we have.
This arrived conveniently for the gun control agenda.
It just about makes me cry to see that murdering scumbag who does not deserve the title Dr., being praised like he is some kind of hero.
Are those in support of the culture of life really looking at being shipped of to some detention camp somewhere for "torture" in some mad leftist retribution for "the policies of Bush."
Man, that's wild enough to be a chapter in someone's best-seller.
Here comes the broad brush smear, right on time.
Women have lost a champion? Umm, I’m a woman and Tiller was no champion of mine...or my daughter...whom he didn’t get the chance to get his filthy murdering hands on.
It's time we get our heads around the fact that the lunatics are running the asylum, and they're not very nice people, either. I won't call them "baby killers" -- but they are in willfull denial of reality, which makes them particularly dangerous.
Little early aint it...maybe the cheeseball was molesting someone’s son...and they popped him for it.
Anyway, too early to say what this is past murder.
Ya think the gun grabbers are gonna use the killing of a baby murderer by some crazy guy as a pretext to take away our guns?
If so, we are n trouble.
Maybe Fred Phelps and his wacko anti-gay church in Topeka will show up at his funeral, too.
A “late term abortion” doctor is, in fact, a “baby killer”.
Yep, they don’t have a suspect yet.
I’m very sad somebody was killed, of course. We don’t know a motive without the suspect and piecing it together. Wouldn’t it be a kick in the butt to N.O.W. if it turned out that this murder had nothing to do with his abortion activities? They are just assuming that it is in retaliation for abortion.
We’ll see when they arrest somebody, then we’ll know. I think the release from N.O.W. is very premature.
It will definitely be a black mark if he's a CCW holder. The big thing advancing CCW was the record of how few CCW holders ever ise their guns to commit a crime.
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NOW is a champion of women alright. Butched-out, bull-dyked, shrill lesbian liberals who despise men, women who believe it’s okay to stay at home with children and the United States of America. When it’s Sarah Palin or Carrie Prejean being attacked this joke of an organization stands idly by and pretends they don’t exist.