Skip to comments.Roeder defends his killing of George Tiller at sentencing
Posted on 04/01/2010 3:29:21 PM PDT by trumandogz
WICHITA, Kan. The judge considering the sentence of Scott Roeder, convicted of murdering abortion provider George Tiller, on Friday stopped Roeder from continuing to read a written statement after 40 minutes, saying "It is your opportunity to convince me you need a lesser sentence. It is not a soapbox for your political views."
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I hope the weather is nice when Roeder gets his first look at the parole board on April 1, 2060.
I don’t think it’s right to take a life. I do however have trouble feeling sorry for Tiller. I don’t think the man that killed him should get 50 years. That’s what I heard today they were trying for. Can you imagine if Tiller had to serve 50 years for every person he killed?
Hey Judge, as much as I disagree with murder, there is no soapbox for people who believe that abortion, especially late term abortion, is murdering children.
“Give me liberty to defend the unborn or give me death,” Roeder said.
Sorry, it's what I truly believe.
If the guy was reading, I would have directed him to submit the document for the record.
Or, “Relax, you will have plenty of time over the next 50 years to write.”
Two wrongs do not make a right, but there is no doubt his action saved innocent lives.
Do you know if they ever reopened that clinic?
Thankfully, it is closed.
Amazing isn't it?
With the stroke of a pen you can decide who is and who isn't a murderer.
Being the late term type, I very much lean in your direction. Still, as much as I’d like, I can’t get behind this guy.
IMO, the physician was a disgusting SOB, for doing what he was. I still don’t approve of someone gunning him down in church. To be honest, I don’t know how that doctor could stand being in a church in light of what he was doing.
Did the guy have no conscience left at all?
Well, the man seems prepared to pay the penalty for having done what he did. This is one I’m glad God will be judging.
I don’t approve of gunning the guy down, but I sure as hell don’t approve of late term abortions either.
I too am quite glad the clinic is closed.
At the moment he's probably being apprised of his "release date" ~ NEVER!
No, the government makes that particular accommodation for muslim terrorists only.
What makes a late term abortion worse than a first trimester abortion?
I am against cold-blooded murder whether it’s an infant or an adult. I think this is reasonably consistent. I ask liberals why they are against one but not the other.
For me it’s the realization that the baby could be taken from the mother’s womb and live. I firmly believe that aborting after conception is morally indefensible, but after the seventh month (and I haven’t studied this in a while, and might actually deem it that way for a period less than seven months), I lean towards it being premeditated murder.
I have very strident objections to an abortion after the third month, in addition to my thought that is morally indefensible.
If society is going to charge a guy with murder, if he causes a fetus to be non viable after a certain point, then the act of termination of that life by a physician is just as indefensible.
Murder is murder...
I am so glad the judge gave him the hard 50. Why he thought he could justify what he did is beyond explanation.