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Attorney general directs U.S. marshals to protect abortion clinics, providers
The Colorado Independent ^ | 5/31/09 | Ernest Luning

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 Tiller’s 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.”

Here’s the statement Holder issued after Tiller’s 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 Obama’s election last fall, Hern told the Los Angeles Times he knows he’s 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 wasn’t returned Sunday evening.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortuary; bhodoj; ericholder; georgetiller; plannedparenthood; prolife; tiller
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1 posted on 05/31/2009 9:00:46 PM PDT by Lorianne
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2 posted on 05/31/2009 9:03:32 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Lorianne
Umm, what kind of manpower is this going to take let alone the cost. This should be considered a work hazard. These doctors choose to be abortion doctors let them pay for their own security. There's more shootings in urban hospital emergency rooms then abortion clinics I don't see US Marshalls protecting them.

My hatred for these fascists thickens because of how they use incidents to further their agendas.
3 posted on 05/31/2009 9:05:27 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: randomhero97

Well, who in the Zero administration said not to let a good crisis go to waste?


4 posted on 05/31/2009 9:06:42 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Let the purging of the RINOs begin in 2010. - MissouriConservative)
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To: Lorianne

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.


5 posted on 05/31/2009 9:07:50 PM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: Lorianne

Who will protect the innocent unborn babies?

a nation of cowards that can’t discuss killing babies.


6 posted on 05/31/2009 9:08:24 PM PDT by swheats (Time is still the best equalizer.)
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To: Lorianne

Has some widespread plot been discovered?


7 posted on 05/31/2009 9:08:54 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( Don't mess with the mockingbird! /\/\ http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: Lorianne

8 posted on 05/31/2009 9:09:03 PM PDT by Kukai
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To: 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.

That didn't take long.

This is going to be a very interesting weekend in New York City.

9 posted on 05/31/2009 9:09:29 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: randomhero97

It gives the WH an excuse to deploy the marshalls against people who picket. Or call these baby killers, ‘baby killers’.


10 posted on 05/31/2009 9:09:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: randomhero97
“My hatred for these fascists thickens because of how they use incidents to further their agendas.”

They never let a good crisis go to waste and this one was put in their laps.

11 posted on 05/31/2009 9:09:41 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Barack Hussein Obama is an enemy of our liberty.)
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To: Lorianne
“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.”

this poor fool is drowning in irony.

12 posted on 05/31/2009 9:10:55 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Lorianne

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.


13 posted on 05/31/2009 9:11:30 PM PDT by 3catsanadog (I plan to give the new President the same respect and dignity the other side gave Bush.)
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To: Lorianne
This will turn into a pr win for the rats and the Latino witch will fly into the supreme court. DAMN!!!
14 posted on 05/31/2009 9:11:40 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Lorianne; All

remember the “lexicon.”


15 posted on 05/31/2009 9:11:47 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: randomhero97
No kidding, it hasn't even been established why the guy shot this creep. It could be any reason.
16 posted on 05/31/2009 9:12:06 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

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.


17 posted on 05/31/2009 9:12:18 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Lorianne

Will Holder offer federal marshal protection to polling places likely to be threatened by armed Black Panthers?


18 posted on 05/31/2009 9:12:32 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon (I don't trust Obama with my country. Do you?)
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To: 3catsanadog
Dang, ten seconds apart, same conclusion!!
19 posted on 05/31/2009 9:13:46 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: randomhero97

The Obama administration will treat this like a terrorist attack. But the real terrorists’ actions will be treated like a local crime enforcement.


20 posted on 05/31/2009 9:14:07 PM PDT by 3catsanadog (I plan to give the new President the same respect and dignity the other side gave Bush.)
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To: Lorianne
Rahm Emanuel hired this hit man to distract from Obama’s total economic and foreign policy failures. Didn't North Korea just set off a nuke?!!!

Good job Rahm, way to move the news cycle.

21 posted on 05/31/2009 9:14:44 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Lorianne

Who is going to guard the babies that are about to be killed?


22 posted on 05/31/2009 9:14:53 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Lorianne

So..who is going to protect ALL americans from the Gitmo terrorists that Obama and Holder are about to release in America? Oh that’s right..we have nothing to fear..the terrorists are victims of U.S imperialism and our military. /sarcasm


23 posted on 05/31/2009 9:15:29 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Lorianne
Absolutely unnecessary. Grandstanding pure and simple. And this from the sniveling, worthless, half-a-man, coward who said America is a nation of cowards. Oh how I would love to duel that little maggot holder, except that a little half man like him is only worth half a duel.

It would be bad enough to suffer the tyranny of actual men, but these... things? (gag!)

24 posted on 05/31/2009 9:16:12 PM PDT by Enoughofthissocialism (Obama... Destroying America for Islam since January 2009.)
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To: Lorianne
Will Holder dispatch U.S. Marshals to certain polling places to insure voters are not harassed buy Black Panthers during the next election? Ohh, that's right charges were dropped against those folks.
25 posted on 05/31/2009 9:16:37 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: gidget7

Exactly. For all we know it was someone with ties to ACORN or the O chaos machine to further the ‘agenda’.


26 posted on 05/31/2009 9:18:14 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: org.whodat

It’s a shame that we have seen enough to become so cynical about the other side that we can come to the same conclusion so quickly.


28 posted on 05/31/2009 9:19:50 PM PDT by 3catsanadog (I plan to give the new President the same respect and dignity the other side gave Bush.)
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To: Lorianne

When is Holder going to order the Marshals to go in to every urban city in America to protect them from the double digit number of weekend murders?


29 posted on 05/31/2009 9:24:04 PM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: MissouriConservative

rham emmanuel. Yeah, this is the start.


30 posted on 05/31/2009 9:26:09 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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To: 3catsanadog
I was reading one of the many, many, many earlier post on the killing and someone posted this will not turn out well and he was shouted down. Wait and see, this will not turn out well.
31 posted on 05/31/2009 9:27:37 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: 3catsanadog

Yep. Said the same thing to the family today.


32 posted on 05/31/2009 9:27:43 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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To: GOP Poet
Who knows why? This man had such low character, obviously, he could have been involved in all sorts of shady thing. Why single out one part of his depravity as the reason he was shot?
33 posted on 05/31/2009 9:28:32 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: exit82

When is Holder going to order the Marshals to go in to every urban city in America to protect them from the double digit number of weekend murders?


and start with Chicago. Nothing to see there folks.


34 posted on 05/31/2009 9:34:27 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: randomhero97

It’s a political stunt.


35 posted on 05/31/2009 9:34:38 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Lorianne
Hern, director of the Boulder Abortion Clinic, told The Colorado Independent that Tiller’s assassination is the “absolutely inevitable consequence” of decades of anti-abortion fanaticism.

Or the inevitable consequence of a corrupt Kansas legal and political system letting a modern day Dr. Mengele run an abattoir for babies for decades with inpunity.

36 posted on 05/31/2009 9:35:04 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: Lorianne

I see it as a convenient way to spend more tax payers money, with regard to Fed Marshalls. If he’s that worried about getting murdered, he should quit.

With all the outrage over Tiller, it amazes me that Zero seems to care more for the life of a person who kills innocent babies, rather than the life of the babies.

I don’t believe that murder is the answer, but I believe it sends a strong signal that citizens in this country have had it.


37 posted on 05/31/2009 9:50:08 PM PDT by Atom Smasher
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To: Lorianne

Good grief. All this over one lone nut? And 0 even came out with a statement about this?!

What is going on over in North Korea again?

I’m so glad this administration has their priorities in order. (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)


38 posted on 05/31/2009 9:51:22 PM PDT by Shelayne (Lord, come quickly!)
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To: avacado

Rahm Emanuel hired this hit man to distract from Obama’s total economic and foreign policy failures. Didn’t North Korea just set off a nuke?!!!

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Also include distracting from the SCOTUS nominee...


39 posted on 05/31/2009 9:53:08 PM PDT by Atom Smasher
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To: Eagles6

“Yeah, this is the start.”

I’m afraid so. THe Nazis used the Reichstag fire to do a lot of damage to their “enemies” and I’m afraid that the Zero administration will do the exact same thing...with the approval of the sheep that voted for him.


40 posted on 05/31/2009 9:54:24 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Let the purging of the RINOs begin in 2010. - MissouriConservative)
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To: Lorianne
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.

If this statement is true, those who said the death of Tiller would not lead to any reductions in abortion are wrong.

41 posted on 05/31/2009 9:54:32 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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Gawd ... it's truly sickening. That wacko just played right into 0's hands. Watch what's coming ... Lord, protect and save us. And bless the innocent babes. Dr. Hern, human eliminator.

"First, do no harm"

42 posted on 05/31/2009 9:55:14 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: avacado
Rahm Emanuel hired this hit man to distract from Obama’s total economic and foreign policy failures.


43 posted on 05/31/2009 10:09:31 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Lorianne

Kill the defenseless. Protect the indefensible.


44 posted on 05/31/2009 10:09:40 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: RobbyS
Why would you call this man unhinged? He saw a wrong that was unrightable because of the perversion of liberal government. He acted upon his convictions that murder was being perpetrated and the law was perverted and letting this happen.
If we were transported back to 1944 and he killed a Nazi doctor in charge of sending concentration camp victims to their death, would you condemn him?
Let the revolution begin, let the liberals live in fear.
45 posted on 05/31/2009 10:16:27 PM PDT by metalurgist (Want America back? It'll take guns and rope. We're too far gone.)
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To: MissouriConservative

I have no doubt.


46 posted on 05/31/2009 10:17:57 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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To: Lorianne
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.”

Sounds to me like he is sending out his own invitation.

47 posted on 05/31/2009 10:22:11 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: Lorianne

And what about protecting the babies and the young mothers who go to these killing houses?


48 posted on 05/31/2009 10:38:55 PM PDT by Salvation ( With God all things are possible.)
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To: Lorianne

The last killing of an abortion doctor was 11 years ago.

The last terrorist act in America was 7 years ago which murdered 3,000, not 1.

That speaks to where US Marshalls priorities should go, I believe.


49 posted on 05/31/2009 10:50:19 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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To: upsdriver

Why is it that, the killing of an abortion doctor, which I agree is tragic, is blamed on everyone in the entire pro-life movement? The vast majority of the people who are pro-life are as upset about this as anyone.

Why is it ok to tar the entire pro-life movement with the same brush, but in a case such as the Washington, DC sniper case, great pains were taken NOT to tar the Black Muslims or Muslims in general for those acts of domestic terrorism?????


50 posted on 05/31/2009 10:58:33 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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