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US abortion doctor killer gets life
Nine News ^ | April 2, 2010

Posted on 04/01/2010 6:54:10 PM PDT by myknowledge

A born-again Christian who said he killed a prominent US abortion doctor to save the lives of unborn babies has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 50 years.

Judge Warren Wilbert also sentenced Scott Roeder, 52, to an additional two years in prison for threatening two ushers who tried to stop him as he fled after shooting Doctor George Tiller to death in the foyer of a Kansas church last May.

Tiller, 67, was one of a handful of doctors in the United States to perform abortions into the third trimester of pregnancies and had been a lightning rod for anti-abortion foes, who nicknamed him "Tiller the baby killer".

His murder made national headlines in a country deeply divided over whether women should continue to have legal access to abortion.

It also shut down one of the few clinics in the country capable of performing complex and controversial late-term abortions.

Public defender Mark Rudy insisted that there were no aggravating factors to warrant the "Hard 50" for Roeder, who faced a minimum of 25 years in jail after being convicted of first degree murder.

Rudy said that abortion providers are not granted extra protection under state law, and that the case was not supposed to put the issue of abortion on trial.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: abortionists; georgetiller; kansas; roeder; scottroeder; sentencing; tiller; wichita
A pro-lifer Scott Roeder, divided the country over the abortion issue.

At least his actions saved a few more unborn babies from having their brains sucked out.

1 posted on 04/01/2010 6:54:10 PM PDT by myknowledge
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To: myknowledge

So he got what the babies were denied...


2 posted on 04/01/2010 6:55:33 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: myknowledge

As a Kansan I am glad to see Tiller gone but to murder him in cold blood in a church on a Sunday morning was wrong.

This guy deserves more then life but the justice system has determinded his sentence. So Life in Jail it is.


3 posted on 04/01/2010 6:58:02 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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To: myknowledge
I read an article noting that the number of abortions were down in Kansas last year.
4 posted on 04/01/2010 6:58:20 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: myknowledge

while i can empathize with Roeder’s feelings at the horror of Tiller, I will not justify his actions.
To say ‘at least his actions save a few more unborn babies” gives him a credit that is not deserved.

To in any way ‘appreciate’ what Roeder did not only harms the Pro-Life Cause, but leads us into a vengeful road to anarchy and vigilante justice. That is NOT where we want to go.


5 posted on 04/01/2010 6:58:53 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok, joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

The law has failed the innocent.


6 posted on 04/01/2010 7:00:56 PM PDT by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Bronzy

that does not prove any correlation to Killer’s murder.

It may be due to the positive efforts of the Right to Life movement that does not kill someone in cold blood. One of the most effective ways to deter abortions now is to make available sonograms to pregnant women.There are Pro Life groups now that offer pregnant women considering abortion a “coupon” for a free sonogram at participating right to life doctors/clinics.


7 posted on 04/01/2010 7:02:56 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok, joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: ncfool

I find it ironic the abortion doc attended church....


8 posted on 04/01/2010 7:04:16 PM PDT by Anti-Kenyan
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To: Clump

Murdering someone after the murderer decides to be judge and jury is not the road I want to go down.


9 posted on 04/01/2010 7:04:52 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok, joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: myknowledge

I will pray for Scott Roeder.

I will spit on Tiller’s grave.


10 posted on 04/01/2010 7:05:03 PM PDT by Palladin (Regroup, Resist, Reload, Repeat!)
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To: Anti-Kenyan

a lot of antisocial types ‘go to church”...and that played right into Tiller’s thinking of himself as some noble helper of women...I’m not that surprised...After all, the Mafia types would go to church after they had gunned down people.


11 posted on 04/01/2010 7:06:43 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok, joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I don’t claim to have an answer. I just said the law has failed the innocent. It allows for
murder on demand, but it so allows criminal prosecution if someone else kills the unborn child. The law also allows for the defense of a third person.
There are lots of logical inconsistencies that Roe gave us.


12 posted on 04/01/2010 7:15:44 PM PDT by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

The article that was posted a couple days ago did say it was a big factor since his clinic shut down. It was the largest drop in more than a decade.

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2481075/posts


13 posted on 04/01/2010 7:26:18 PM PDT by CajunConservative (Shut Up Mary!)
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To: myknowledge

What many on the left don’t seem to get is that ABORTION IS A CRIME AGAINST WOMEN, NOT FOR WOMEN.

Abortion robs every single woman of the natural instinct born in every woman, that is, bearing a child, raising a child, nurturing and loving a child. The woman’s traditional role has always been thus because it is what comes naturally to most if not all women. Abortion takes all that away. And even worse, abortion vould do permanent physical injury to women, not to mention any mental toll it might have as well. Abortion is a dangerous procedure at best. And abortion has consequences, some intended, most unintended both physically and mentally. Who is to say that an aborted fetus could have been the one that found the cure for cancer or the like. This is also part of the tragedy. The what might have been.


14 posted on 04/01/2010 7:37:21 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: myknowledge

There must be some way to describe an abortionist besides abortion “doctor.” That’s such an evil use for what should be a noble word.

The most condemnation I can give Scott Roeder is that he shouldn’t have taken the law into his own hands. Since I believe that those who kill other human being essentially give up their humanity and any rights associated with being human, and Tiller threw away any humanity he had decades ago, it’s just hard to condemn Roeder.


15 posted on 04/01/2010 7:41:52 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: myknowledge

Well, I wouldn’t have voted to convict. But that’s just me.
I could be wrong. I wouldn’t do it or advocate it. But what can I say? People are killing babies for a living and someone did something about it.


16 posted on 04/01/2010 7:42:51 PM PDT by Persevero (Ask yourself: "What does the Left want me to do?" Then go do the opposite.)
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To: Anti-Kenyan
I find it ironic the abortion doc attended church.

He was an Usher, if I remember correctly.

17 posted on 04/01/2010 7:54:49 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
This is an article related to my comet.
http://primebuzz.kcstar.com/?q=node/21858
18 posted on 04/01/2010 7:56:29 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Bronzy

comet = comment


19 posted on 04/01/2010 8:00:15 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
From the article”
“ KDHE reported that 121 abortions in Kansas were performed after the 21st week of pregnancy, or 63 percent fewer than the 323 procedures in 2008.

Sixty-seven late-term abortions were performed last year when the fetus was viable, compared to 192 in 2008.

KDHE said almost 9,500 abortions were performed in Kansas in 2009. The figure for 2008 was about 10,600.”

===================================================== The man was a killer.

20 posted on 04/01/2010 8:05:58 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Persevero
I would not have voted to convict either. And as you said he killed babies for a LIVING, disgusting. I watched some of that trial, and saw Tillers wife, tears flowing, now I know she must have been distraught at losing her lover/provider. She was in her finery, supplied by her husbands activity.

She may have been crying because she will no longer afford the live style she has become accustomed to from the deaths of all those babies.

The Tillers are disgusting people, even more so by attending CHURCH, for what??? Looking like pillars of society, and that CHURCH knew what he was doing, they took his tithes earned by him from KILLING all those babies. That church be damned.

21 posted on 04/01/2010 8:20:41 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: myknowledge

If our country had not gone astray with Roe v. Wade, none of this would have happened. I won’t justify the killing of Killer Tiller, but I can understand it.

So, Scott Roeder gets life in prison and Bill Ayres gets a prestigious professorship and the admiration of the press.


22 posted on 04/01/2010 8:44:07 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Clump

Roe vs. Wade is the culprit.


23 posted on 04/01/2010 8:50:43 PM PDT by myknowledge (B.H. Obama's just a frontman. A frontman for who? The globalist elite, stupid!)
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To: Cicero

Life? That’s too bad. Roeder should have demanded the
death penalty and made Tiller’s death really mean something.
Now he’ll live on and probably demean his action.


24 posted on 04/01/2010 8:50:44 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Would not have voted to convict either.


25 posted on 04/02/2010 1:59:29 AM PDT by BenKenobi ("we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be")
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To: BenKenobi

Oh, I would have voted to convict and for the
death penalty too. There is a price to be paid,
even for rightous acts. Roeder knew this and
should have demanded it.


26 posted on 04/02/2010 6:14:17 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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