A report from Kansas on the first two days of the trial of Scott Roeder.
In Kansas, Scott Roeder’s trial launches on the anniversary of the Roe V. Wade decision. But this trial should be about the murder of Dr. George Tiller, not about abortion.
A Kansas judge said he would “leave the door open” for Roeder’s defense team to argue to jurors that his religious beliefs about abortion compelled him to act, possibly opening the door to a conviction on lesser charges than first-degree murder.
With the Nelson “compromise” language still filling the today’s newspapers with editorials and columns, the consequences of the vitriolic nature of the abortion debate will be on display today in a Kansas court room.
The folks at NBC’s long-running legal franchise Law & Order must have thought they’d garner praise for their episode on abortion. The show, however, was anything but balanced.
Law and Order failed to balance the most egregious anti-choice propaganda with anything resembling the reality of people who choose late abortion or providers who endure constant threats to honor women’s personal medical decisions.
KansasCity.com editorial calls for end to eBay auction for Roeder. Stupak continues to threaten health reform over abortion care in private plans.
The Department of Homeland Security warned about a rise of right-wing extremism. Since then there have been at least three cases of domestic terrorism, and the rhetoric on the right is only becoming more frenzied and vitriolic.
Read this first: CBS and Salon debunk health care myths; Dr. LeRoy Carhart plans to open Kansas abortion clinic; Esquire profiles Dr. Warren Hern.
Tiller Murder Suspect’s Hearing; Sex Educaiton Online;
Family Guy Abortion Episode