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George Tiller, M.D. - Rest In Peace

Abortion Doctor Shot At Church
WICHITA, Kansas (AP) - Media reports say that abortion provider Dr. George Tiller has been shot and killed at his Wichita church.

Tiller has been among the few U.S. physicians performing late-term abortion. His clinic has repeatedly been the site of protests for about two decades.

Later, Tiller's attorneys released a statement from Tiller's wife, Jeanne, his four children and 10 grandchildren.
Today we mourn the loss of our husband, father and grandfather. Today's event is an unspeakable tragedy for all of us and for George's friends and patients. This is particularly heart wrenching because George was shot down in his house of worship, a place of peace. Our loss is also a loss for the city of Wichita and women across America. George dedicated his life to providing women with high-quality healthcare despite frequent threats and violence. We ask that he be remembered as a good husband, father and grandfather and a dedicated servant on behalf of the rights of women everywhere.
But Warren Hern, a Colorado physician and close friend of Tiller's who said he is now "the only doctor in the world" who performs very late-term abortions, said Tiller's death was predictable.
I think it's the inevitable consequence of more than 35 years of constant anti-abortion terrorism, harassment and violence. George is the fifth American doctor to be assassinated. I get messages from these people saying, 'Don't bother wearing a bulletproof vest, we're going for a head shot.'

Abortion foes have lost ground. . . . They want the doctors dead, and they invite people to assassinate us. No wonder that this happens. . . . I am next on the list.
Kelli Conlin, president of NARAL Pro-Choice New York, echoed that sentiment in a statement about Tiller's death:
It is cold-blooded, vicious actions like today's assassination that make it hard for those of us in the pro-choice community to find common ground with those on the other side. It is lawless, violent behavior like this that makes us fear for our lives and our families. When they sit down across from us, they have no reason to believe that we come to the table with violent intentions. Today is a brutal reminder that we are not privileged to have the same sense of security.

6 comments:

aser said...

Kansas doctor George Tiller killed today!
WICHITA, Kansas - Media reports say that abortion provider Dr. George Tiller has been shot and killed at his Wichita church. Tiller has been among the few U.S. physicians performing late-term abortion. His clinic has repeatedly been the site of protests for about two decades. He was acquitted in March of misdemeanor charges stemming from procedures he performed, but moments after the verdict the state’s medical board announced it was investigating allegations against him that are nearly identical to those the jury had rejected.
The video from the scene:Dr. George Tiller-video

MadMike said...

The Christians are at it again. Their age old practice of persecuting those who disagree with them is still alive and well. This group of "believers" think nothing of killing for the sake of their twisted and byzantine beliefs. Everything they do, so they say, they do in the name of heaven because that will justify it in the end. Because of the ridiculous "born again" philosophy these nut job Jesus Jumpers are convinced that violating the laws of the land by taking lives and etc. will still give them a place in "heaven."

Finally, I am not a supporter of late term abortion but I am a supporter of a woman's right to choose and of the occasional sad need to perform such procedures to save the life of the mother.

MadMike said...

P.S. As long as there are hatemongers such as O'Reilly, Limbaugh, Beck and others there will be a continuing rise in violent Jesus driven crimes such as this. The self righteous garbage spewing from the mouths of these fools encourages the dull and the ignorant to act against those who disagree with them and their vicious beliefs.

an average patriot said...

Hi little Bill
Those pro lifers sicken me. Life is sacred I guess until you're born.
I was stupefied to hear some say Tiller deserved it and was a mass murderer along the lines of Hitler.

an average patriot said...

Hi Little Bill
Looking at your prior post I just wanted to say New Hampshire just legalized Gay marriage. Come on California.
Just wanted to let you know I got a hummingbird feeder now I am going to get your recipe and try my luck. Take care and I hope you are well!

an average patriot said...

Hi little Bill
I was thinking! Roehder who was fueled by Oreilley constantly calling Tiller a murder and calling him Tiller the baby killer, Von Bruun who hated Jews but hated Blacks and our Black President, the guy who killed the 3 cops in Pittsburgh after believing the crap that Obama was going to take his guns.
Bachmann and many others have been calling for an armed revolution and these so called lone wolfs for now are doing their killing for now. They are hoping to get their Revolution going. I do not like it at all!