The Kansas Department of Corrections is treating the recording between Scott Roeder, the convicted murderer of Dr. George Tiller, and Army of God member David Leach as a serious threat.
Don McKinney, who is representing the alleged stalker of South Wind Women’s Clinic Director Julie Burkhart, has had long-standing, public affiliations with radical anti-choice zealots like Army of God.
As reproductive rights supporters in Wichita celebrate the recent opening of Southwind Women’s Care Center, they also brace themselves for a new round of anti-choice terrorist actions.
As disturbing as the fact that the KYPost thought this story would be the most interesting way to commemorate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade is the obvious glee with which Brockhoeft explains to the reporter that not only does he not regret his actions, but that he thinks it was one of the best things that he had ever done with his life.
The day after he was shot in both arms by an anti-abortion activist in 1993, Dr. George Tiller went back to work and announced, “Women need abortions and I’m going to do them.” This remarkably brave man had already endured years of harassment and threats: his clinic suffered $100,000 worth of damage after being bombed, weeks of blockades by glassy-eyed anti-abortion fanatics… he and his staff were stalked by these so-called “activists” who followed him home, yelled at him and everyone attending his church, and flyered his neighbors with “Wanted” posters. His staff, women like Drs. Susan Robinson and Shelly Sella, his office administrator and nurse, were similarly targeted with these posters: which often featured their photos, home addresses and other personal information.
Army of God adherent and Georgia gubernatorial candidate Neil Horsley is under arrest for a series of bizarre diatribes against pop star Elton John, and is increasingly focusing his active anti-gay and anti-choice activities abroad.