On Sunday, May 31, 2009 Dr. George “The Baby Killer” Tiller, one of the very few doctors eager to perform very late term abortions in America, was shot down and killed as he stood in the lobby of Reformation Lutheran Church where he was serving as an usher. With one well-placed bullet the gunman ended the extremely controversial career of the abortionist and ended his life as well.
The Pro-Abortion crowd has described this as a heinous attack and as a cowardly one as well. They’ve also capitalized upon it, with the tacit approval of President Obama, to describe the Pro-Life or Anti-Abortion movements in the United States as domestic terrorists.
From the Wichita Eagle:
Today, a 51-year-old Johnson County man could be charged with murder and aggravated assault in the shooting of Tiller, who had been shot before by an anti-abortion foe.
The crime has drawn condemnation and outrage from the president and stirred strong emotions across the nation.
Tiller, 67, was shot once just after 10 a.m. Sunday as he stood in the lobby of Reformation Lutheran Church, 7601 E. 13th St., where he was serving as an usher. The gunman threatened to shoot two men who tried to apprehend him.
Wichita police said that the suspect was arrested without incident on I-35 in Johnson County about three hours after the shooting, following a statewide broadcast describing the suspect and his car.
Although Wichita police would not name the suspect, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office identified him as Scott P. Roeder, according to the Associated Press.
Wichita police said it appeared that the suspect had acted alone but that they are investigating whether he had any connection to anti-abortion groups.
Police on Sunday said they expected the man to be charged with murder and two counts of aggravated assault.
Whoever shot and killed Tiller – most likely Roeder, but that hasn’t actually been proven yet – most certainly broke the law and commit the crime of murder. For that he should certainly be tried in a court of law, and I doubt that he could muster any defense under the law for his actions.
Be that as it may, I cannot find it in my heart to either condemn Roeder for his actions nor feel least the least bit of sympathy or sorrow for Dr. Tiller or his family. Tiller made his money and gained his notoriety for performing very late term abortions, not first trimester abortions, and his family for decades profited from his actions. These are not people who can hide behind the belief that “they’re just clumps of cells.”