The Justice Department today announced that the Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Kansas have launched a federal investigation into federal crimes in connection with the murder of Dr. George Tiller.
Tiller’s assassination has raised questions regarding how often late-term abortions take place and what factors contribute to putting women in this difficult position.
According to an interview conducted by Democracy Now, Scott Roeder, the man arrested and charged with first-degree murder the murder of Dr. George Tiller was reported to the FBI for vandalizing a Kansas City women’s health clinic on two separate occasions, one a week before Dr. Tiller was killed and the other and a day before his murder. A clinic worker called the FBI to report Roeder’s actions but he was not arrested.
Scott Roeder, the man charged with first-degree murder for
shooting George Tiller, spoke to the Associated Press today.
In all the extensive coverage of the assassination in his church of Dr. George Tiller by a murderer affiliated with extremist right-wing groups, little has been said to shed light on what late-term abortions are, who has them and why.
Religious right, anti-abortion leaders ostensibly condemned Dr. Tiller’s
murder, but used his tragic death as a political platform to distort President Obama’s record on abortion and to spread misinformation about the issue.
Violence is inherent to the pro-life movement in the way that it was inherent to the preservation of segregation in the South.
The man suspected of killing women’s health provider George Tiller has a long history of involvement with the anti-government “sovereign citizen” movement, as well as anti-abortion radicalism.
When I think of Dr. Tiller and his clinic I think of compassion. What Dr. Tiller and his staff did each and every day was to give women their dignity.
For those who would like to think today’s murder in church of Dr. George Tiller, an abortion provider, is an isolated incident: here’s the horrifying news: You are wrong. The pattern is clear and frightening.