Roundup: eBay Auction to Support Roeder Proceeds


Judy Thomas of the Kansas City Star reports that the eBay auction to raise money for Scott Roeder launched Sunday night despite eBay’s pledge to
nix it.  Roeder is charged with the murder of Dr. George Tiller in the vestibule of his church on May 31st, 2009.

Roeder’s supporters want him to hire an attorney other than his public
defenders in order to use a “necessity defense,” saying that Tiller’s
killing was an act of justifiable homicide.
  (emphasis added).

"Organizers posted items that were less contentious
than those they’d originally planned to sell, and they used spellings
that make searches difficult," reports Thomas.

“I really am hopeful that eBay can
see that once this is up, that it is not a glorification of violence,”
said auction organizer Dave Leach, an abortion opponent from Iowa. “If
the auction stays up, it will only be because eBay has been shamed into
recognizing the nonviolent nature of the items.”

EBay officials
were not available Sunday for comment to the Star, but last week had said the
proposed listings violated the company’s policy regarding offensive
material.

“We do not oppose all listings that raise money for
legal defense funds,” said Jack Christin Jr., eBay’s associate general
counsel for government relations, in a Friday statement. “However, our
policy does not permit listings that benefit someone charged with or
convicted of a crime.”

Not to mention that suggesting that justifying the murder a doctor for performing a legal medical procedure for any reason will only serve to incite more violence. 

The Star reports that items organizers
said were being donated last week included several drawings
submitted by Roeder; an Army of God manual that describes dozens of
ways to shut down abortion clinics; and a prison cookbook compiled by
Shelley Shannon, who shot Tiller in 1993 and is serving time for clinic
arsons and bombings.

On Sunday, however, the only items listed
were a document of religious instruction written by a convicted clinic
bomber and a Bible that belonged to Shannon.

“It has all the pro-life passages highlighted,” Leach said of the Bible.

November 2, 2009

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Council panel to vote on pregnancy clinics bill Baltimore Sun
Our view on reproductive rights: Abortion foes seek to use health plan to curb access USA Today
Opposing view by Bart Stupak: Add abortion restrictions USA Today
Teen Abortion Law Goes Into Operation This Week
HuffPo

EBay auction to benefit Roeder defense proceeds Kansas City Star
Illinois parental notification law goes into effect Tuesday Chicago Tribune
Abortions soar by a quarter among 14-year-olds Daily Mail (UK)
Abortion law court date to be in December Journal Record
Sex gets green with FOCUS Oredigger
Think only ‘their’ teens get pregnant? Baltimore Sun
Doubling up on birth control just as effective as emergency pill – doc Jamaica Observer
Sex ed earlier? Denver Daily News
Coram’s instant adoption plan helps to keep babies out of care system Times Online
Gay adoption bill introduced Q Notes

November 1, 2009

Scozzafava’s withdrawal marks end of GOP Examiner
Controversial Abortion Drama Keely and Du Presented Magazine of Santa Clarita
Mike Hendricks: Roeder not another John Brown, David Witchita Eagle
Truth in advertising Baltimore Sun
Talk needed on public dollars for abortion (letter from Stupak) Detroit Free Press
U.S. Supreme Court: Knots could tighten around abortion UPI
Obama Uses Semantics To Avoid Abortion Issue The Bulletin
Man charged with carrying handgun outside Greensboro abortion clinic News Record
Abortion issue wedges itself into health care debate Columbia Missourian
USCCB Launches All-Out Campaign against Abortion-Funding Healthcare LifeSite News
Wallis on abortion and health care reform Spiritual Politics
Schools say community help needed in sex education Lubbock Online
Sexual enslavement rather than liberation Mormon Times
November Is National Adoption Month WHIO-TV
November time to celebrate joys of adoption for parents and children Connection Plus

October 31, 2009

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Gbowee Wins Gruber; Bystanders Watched Gang Rape Women’s eNews
NBC show defends unborn
WorldNet Daily

October 30th 2009

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  • mrpisces

    So Judy Thomas reported it, but did you find the listing on ebay? Can we have a link?

    I always thought ebay tried to steer clear of these controversies, but if this is really true. We should boycott ebay.

    Fired Up Ready To Go

     

  • jodi-jacobson