There are two things to remember about this case. George Tiller is not an innocent martyr and Scott Roeder is not a hero.
I can’t excuse Roeder’s actions, but I have no sympathy for the victim here. You play with fire, you get burned.
They made a hero out of John Brown for worse crimes in the same state and that wasn't even about killing innocents, but enslaving them.
No one in 1973 knew about Doe v. Bolton, and the mantra at the time was "only first trimester". Tiller was an out and out murderer, a man killing children in their mother's wombs - babies who in many cases could have simply survived in a NICU.
Should honest people stand by and watch this, while an impassive judicial system smirks and laughs at them while droning "stare decisis"?