Skip to comments.Attorney general directs U.S. marshals to protect abortion clinics, providers
Posted on 05/31/2009 9:00:46 PM PDT by Lorianne
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder dispatched the U.S. Marshals Service to protect appropriate people and facilities around the nation in the wake of the killing Sunday morning of late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kan.
Likely top candidate for federal protection: Boulder physician Warren Hern, believed to be the last remaining doctor in the world to provide late-term abortions.
Hern, director of the Boulder Abortion Clinic, told The Colorado Independent that Tillers assassination is the absolutely inevitable consequence of decades of anti-abortion fanaticism.
Every doctor that does abortions has been under an assassination threat for decades, Hern said Sunday afternon. The anti-abortion movement message is, Do what we tell you to do or we will kill you, and they do. This is a fascist movement.
Heres the statement Holder issued after Tillers assassination:
The murder of Doctor George Tiller is an abhorrent act of violence, and his family is in our thoughts and prayers at this tragic moment. Federal law enforcement is coordinating with local law enforcement officials in Kansas on the investigation of this crime, and I have directed the United States Marshals Service to offer protection to other appropriate people and facilities around the nation. The Department of Justice will work to bring the perpetrator of this crime to justice. As a precautionary measure, we will also take appropriate steps to help prevent any related acts of violence from occurring.
My family is terrified, Hern told the Wall Street Journal after Tiller was gunned down in a Lutheran church. Hern said both he and Tiller have been targeted by name by anti-abortion activists who call them baby killers and mass murderers.
After predicting anti-abortion violence would rise following President Barack Obamas election last fall, Hern told the Los Angeles Times he knows hes a target.
They want the doctors dead, and they invite people to assassinate us. No wonder that this happens, Hern said. I am next on the list.
A call to the Colorado District of the U.S. Marshals Service wasnt returned Sunday evening.
Well, who in the Zero administration said not to let a good crisis go to waste?
Be afraid, be very afraid? Yes. there are lots of people out there who are offended by what these people do, and some who might resort to force. Only takes one unhinged person.
Who will protect the innocent unborn babies?
a nation of cowards that can’t discuss killing babies.
Has some widespread plot been discovered?
That didn't take long.
This is going to be a very interesting weekend in New York City.
It gives the WH an excuse to deploy the marshalls against people who picket. Or call these baby killers, ‘baby killers’.
They never let a good crisis go to waste and this one was put in their laps.
this poor fool is drowning in irony.
Here it comes. We are going to be buried by outraged pro-choice citizens for the next few weeks until LAWS ARE PASSED to take the guns from all the crazy right-wing, pro-life nuts in the country. Tiller will become a martyr.
remember the “lexicon.”
Then I guess AG douchebag holder is playing the role of himmler and the DOJ is the new SS. Some people get annoyed by making comparisons to the nazis but it’s like this administration is using the same playbook.
Will Holder offer federal marshal protection to polling places likely to be threatened by armed Black Panthers?
The Obama administration will treat this like a terrorist attack. But the real terrorists’ actions will be treated like a local crime enforcement.
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