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  • US abortion doctor killer gets life

    04/01/2010 6:54:10 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 25 replies · 987+ views
    Nine News ^ | April 2, 2010
    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...
  • Abortion doctor's killer says he has no regrets

    02/10/2010 11:40:39 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 40 replies · 756+ views
    hosted ^ | Feb 9 | ROXANA HEGEMAN
    WICHITA, Kan. - The convicted killer of a Kansas abortion provider has little sympathy for the family of his victim, comparing them to the relatives of a hit man in a recording posted online. In his first public comments since his trial for the murder of Dr. George Tiller, Scott Roeder also criticized those who sought to keep the issue of abortion out of the proceedings altogether, saying it was like asserting that the trial for abolitionist John Brown was not about slavery. "My beliefs were that the lives of unborn children were being taken by abortion," Roeder said in...
  • Leaving Tiller to God

    02/05/2010 1:47:12 PM PST · by presidio9 · 46 replies · 830+ views
    World Mag ^ | February 2, 2010 | D.C. Innes
    This past Friday, Scott Roeder was sentenced to life in prison for last May’s shooting death of George Tiller, one of the few doctors in the country who performed partial-birth abortions. Tiller was a doctor only in the legal sense of the word. He was not a healer, but a killer—a callous monster who could hold a baby in his hands as the child emerged from the mother, puncture its skull, and suck its brains out. Tiller was a mass murderer, though the unjust laws that govern that practice in America sanctioned his butchery. It does not follow, however, that...
  • Judge Denies Scott Roeder Trial Rights

    02/01/2010 4:09:13 PM PST · by kathsua · 14 replies · 422+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 02/01/10 | reasonmclucus
    It is unfortunate that Sedgwick County District Judge Warren Wilbert decided to deny Scott Roeder his right to a trial by a jury that was independent of government control. Roeder had admitted to the crime of Voluntary Manslaughter [the "honest but unreasonable belief" that the use of force was necessary in defense of another] in the killing of Dr. George Tiller, but the prosecution decided it wanted him convicted instead of the much broader crime of 1st Degree Murder. Instead of giving the jury the choice between the two different crimes, Judge Wilbert sided with the prosecution and told the...
  • Fr. Pavone Condemns Violence of Scott Roeder and the Abortion Industry

    01/29/2010 4:27:28 PM PST · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 318+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 1/29/10 | Priests for Life
    Contact: Margaret, Priests for Life, 888-735-3448 ext 251 STATEN ISLAND, Ny., Jan. 29 /Christian Newswire/ -- Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today on the conviction of Scott Roeder in the murder of abortion doctor George Tiller."Violence is antithetical to the pro-life movement," said Fr. Pavone, "which is why Priests for Life is part of the vast chorus of pro-life groups condemning the killing of George Tiller.  On the other hand, violence is the practice of the abortion industry, which kills real people in the womb every day.  Moreover, abortion advocates have done numerous...
  • Jury Finds Man Guilty of Murder in Kansas Abortion Provider’s Death

    01/29/2010 9:49:10 AM PST · by FutureRocketMan · 570 replies · 8,503+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 1/29/10
    WICHITA, Kan. — A man who said he killed prominent Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller in order to save the lives of unborn children was convicted Friday of murder. The jury deliberated for just 37 minutes before finding Scott Roeder, 51, of Kansas City, Mo., guilty of premeditated, first-degree murder in the May 31 shooting death.
  • <b>Man accused of shooting abortion doctor rights SEVERELY infringed upon.</b>

    01/29/2010 8:25:08 AM PST · by OR Patriot · 26 replies · 728+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 27, 2010 | ROXANA HEGEMAN
    Scott Roeder will take the witness stand to testify on his own behalf, attorney Steve Osburn told The Associated Press in the wake of a heated hearing about which defense evidence jurors will be allowed to hear.Roeder will be allowed to testify about his personally held beliefs, the judge said, not about medical procedures of which he has no knowledge or expertise."He is not going to be able to get up there and just blurb out what he wants to say," {District Judge Warren}Wilbert said.
  • Roeder trial: Abortion-rights group calls for tougher federal probe

    01/26/2010 10:06:23 AM PST · by mlizzy · 15 replies · 323+ views
    KansasCity.com ^ | 01-26-10 | Judy L. Thomas
    WICHITA — Abortion rights-advocates today called for federal authorities to step up their investigation into a possible conspiracy of anti-abortion violence, citing Scott Roeder’s murder trial as a key reason. “The Department of Justice needs to vigorously pursue not only a further investigation of Scott Roeder but of his connections to the extremist network that may have been involved in the furthering of this murder,” said Kathy Spillar, executive vice president of the Feminist Majority Foundation. “Many of this extremist network with whom Scott Roeder clearly has been involved are here in the courtroom. We can only hope that the...
  • All eyes will be on Wichita for the trial of Scott Roeder

    01/10/2010 11:10:20 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies · 739+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | January 9, 2010 | Judy Thomas
    As the murder trial gets under way Monday for the man accused of gunning down Wichita abortion provider George Tiller, the world will be watching. “This is a very, very high-profile trial,” said Kirk Longhofer, media coordinator for Sedgwick County District Court. “We’ve had as much, if not more, inquiry from national and even international media as any of the other big cases that have been tried here in the past 10 years.” Remember, that includes the trial of the BTK serial killer. Scott Roeder, 51, of Kansas City, is charged with first-degree murder in the May 31 shooting death...
  • NBC’s ‘Law & Order’ to Take on Abortion Issue (airing tonight)

    10/23/2009 5:39:37 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 19 replies · 979+ views
    New York Times ^ | EDWARD WYATT
    LOS ANGELES — “Law & Order,” the long-running NBC series about crime and punishment, rarely shies away from inflammatory topics, and Friday night it takes on one of the most contentious — abortion — for just the third time in the program’s 20 seasons. In the show’s customary ripped-from-the-headlines style, the new episode focuses on the murder, in a church, of a doctor who performs late-term abortions. Though the episode, which will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time, begins with the disclaimer that the story “is fictional and does not depict any actual person or event,” its...
  • EBay refuses benefit auction for Roeder

    10/28/2009 6:58:16 PM PDT · by GL of Sector 2814 · 35 replies · 1,754+ views
    KansasCity.com ^ | Oct 27, 2009 | Judy L. Thomas
    An eBay auction planned by abortion opponents to raise money for the man accused of killing Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller will not be permitted, company officials said Tuesday. “Based on the details we know about the anticipated listings, we believe these would violate our policy regarding offensive material,” the company said in a statement to The Kansas City Star. “EBay will not permit the items in question to be posted to the eBay site, and they will be removed if they are posted.” The announcement came the same day that Tiller’s family implored eBay to prevent the auction. “These...
  • Justifiable homicide defense considered in abortion doctor murder case

    08/31/2009 9:58:19 PM PDT · by GL of Sector 2814 · 12 replies · 926+ views
    KansasCity.com ^ | ROXANA HEGEMAN
    The suspect in the killing of abortion provider George Tiller is in talks with a prominent attorney who represents anti-abortion protesters and has long advocated justifiable homicide as a legal defense in such cases. Scott Roeder, 51, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and aggravated assault charges in the May 31 shooting death of Tiller in the foyer of his Wichita church. The Kansas City, Mo., man has refused to discuss his case, but he has told The Associated Press that Tiller's killing was justified to save "the lives of unborn children." ...But Hirsh discounted the suggestion that if...
  • Right-Wing Terror Returns [Here we go...]

    06/11/2009 6:50:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 825+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 10, 2009 | Benjamin Sarlin
    Wednesday's shooting at the Holocaust Museum in D.C.—the second attack by a domestic terrorist in two weeks—killed one and left others injured. As details on the suspect, a white supremacist leader, come to light, a controversial government memo on right-wing terror earlier this year deserves another look. To the nation's horror, a much-maligned Department of Homeland Security memo on right-wing extremism is looking more accurate by the day. With news of a horrific incident of domestic terrorism Wednesday at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., the second major attack by a far-right gunman in less than two weeks, the...
  • Statement on the Death of George Tiller

    06/07/2009 11:29:06 AM PDT · by September · 175 replies · 2,697+ views
    Judy Pollock
    After reading numerous ‘Statements on the Death of George Tiller’ from high profile pro-life leaders which said ‘we must strongly condemn such senseless acts of violence’, ‘killing is never the answer’, and ‘anyone who is truly pro-life will be saddened by Dr. Tiller’s death’ I had to ask myself one question. If a doctor went mad and began a murderous rampage killing infants in a hospital maternity ward and a good citizen stopped him with deadly force would people condemn that concerned citizen as a murderer and call his actions a senseless act of violence? That would be unthinkable. He...
  • Roeder's Anti-Abortion Activism Scrutinized

    06/03/2009 9:24:39 AM PDT · by steve-b · 13 replies · 594+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 6/3/09 | Laura Bauer & Judy L. Thomas
    When Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller stood trial in March, Scott Roeder was there in the courtroom. And after Tiller was acquitted on charges he had failed to properly justify late-term abortions, Roeder told a fellow activist that the whole process was a "sham."... Now, Roeder will face his own charges inside the same courthouse. Prosecutors say the 51-year-old Merriam man walked into Tiller’s church Sunday morning while the doctor was serving as an usher and shot him once in the face.... At the time of Roeder's arrest Sunday afternoon along Interstate 35 in Johnson County, a television station captured...
  • You think that Tiller's murder is an indictment against all pro-life people? Fine.

    06/02/2009 8:11:26 AM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 27 replies · 762+ views
    We'll take moral responsibility for Scott Roeder's actions if the American Left will agree to take moral responsibility for the actions of Ted Kaczynski and Bill Ayers. Oh, and you "pro-choice" people need to own up to the eugenics views of Margaret Sanger. Deal?
  • Alleged George Tiller Shooter Scott Roeder May Have Suffered From Mental Illness

    06/01/2009 1:17:54 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 81 replies · 2,689+ views
    Life News ^ | 6/1/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Wichita, KS (LifeNews.com) -- Scott Roeder, the 51-year-old Kansas man who authorities have detained as the only suspect in the shooting of late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller, may have suffered from mental illness. That's according to his ex-wife, who said in a recent interview that Roeder always held extremist views.Lindsey Roeder, who divorced Roeder in 1996 after 10 years of marriage, told the Topeka Capital-Journal that Roeder had a mental evaluation in the mid 1990s.Although he did not believe he had any mental health issues, “everyone else did," she told the newspaper.“He just felt these were his views,” she said...
  • George Tiller (Child Murderer) shot to death at Wichita church

    05/31/2009 9:35:48 AM PDT · by Kansas58 · 1,499 replies · 77,417+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 05/30/2009 | Stan Finger
    Kansas Abortionist George Tiller was shot today as he was going to Church.
  • Not the first arrest for Tiller's Killer?

    05/31/2009 4:34:48 PM PDT · by aft_lizard · 168 replies · 17,544+ views
    ADL ^ | unk | unk
    July 7, Kansas: Scott Roeder is sentenced to sixteen months in state prison for parole violations following a 1996 conviction for having bomb components in his car trunk. Roeder, a sovereign citizen and tax protester, violated his parole by not filing tax returns or providing his social security number to his employer.
  • TILLER SUSPECT IN CUSTODY (KAKE Ch10 Wichita)

    05/31/2009 12:15:41 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 580 replies · 24,425+ views
    KAKE News ^ | 5/31/09
    No article link, just headline
  • Obama 'Shocked, Outraged:' Doc-Slaying

    05/31/2009 3:51:56 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 96 replies · 2,432+ views
    swamppolitics ^ | May 31 | Staff
    President Barack Obama voiced shock and outrage this evening over the slaying of a Wichita, Kan., abortion-provider, Dr. George Tiller. Tiller, who remained one of the nation's few providers of late-term abortions despite decades of protests and attacks, had been several years shot before. This time, the shooting as he served as an usher at his church today was fatal. "I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning,'' Obama said in a statement issued by the White House this evening.
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America’s Statement on the Murder of Dr. George Tiller (baby killers weigh in)

    05/31/2009 4:06:35 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 60 replies · 2,371+ views
    prochoiceamerica.org (the baby killing machine) ^ | 5-31-09 | Nancy Keenan, the face of evil
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America’s Statement on the Murder of Dr. George Tiller Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, today issued the following statement on the murder of Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kan. “On behalf of NARAL Pro-Choice America, our prayers and thoughts are with Dr. Tiller’s family and friends at this moment, a moment that fills us with immeasurable shock and deep sadness. “For almost two decades, Dr. Tiller and those individuals who helped provide care to his patients have lived under intense harassment tinged with persistent threats of violence....
  • Statement by President Obama on the murder of Dr. (Child Murderer) George Tiller

    05/31/2009 3:50:09 PM PDT · by Salman · 417 replies · 16,758+ views
    From the BNO Newsroom. ^ | 31 May 2009 | From the BNO Newsroom.
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- President Obama released the following statement on the murder of Dr. George Tiller on Sunday. "I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning. However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence."