Will be interesting to follow the data on clinic activity before and after Tiller’s killing.
Clinics have been decreasing in number. What blip in this trend will result from Scott Roeder’s action?
Some say Tiller’s murder will hurt the pro-life movement. I tend to think not.
It’s been amusing to see how the media has covered this. On the one hand, they love reporting this story, as they can demonize the pro-life, vis-a-vis, Roeder. On the other hand, they have to be very careful in their word choice.
They never use the term “abortionist”. It’s always “abortion doctor” or “doctor who performed abortions”. “Late-term” should be used as little as possible and “viability” should be avoided at all costs. After all, even most “pro-choice” people oppose late-term abortions, and if the average person came to realize that Tiller could terminated pregnancies while saving some babies instead of always terminating both, as he was paid to do, most might look at Roeder’s actions in a slightly different light.