How do we in the reproductive health, rights, and justice movement reach that Tiller kind of love, a fierce, compassionate, kind, and transformative love?
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.
The Wichita Eagle reports today that Eric Rucker, former top assistant to Kansas State Attorney General Phil Kline, faces a formal ethics complaint that he made misleading comments before the Kansas Supreme Court in attempts to prosecute Dr. George Tiller for violations of Kansas law for which Tiller was repeatedly found innocent.
After vociferously denying a “necessity defense” could be mounted in the case of Scott Roeder, the man accused of shooting Kansas doctor George Tiller in May, the public defender representing Roeder is fighting prosecutors’ efforts to ban the so-called necessity defense from his trial.
Roeder’s lawyer says so-called necessity defense is a fiction of the imagination of extremist anti-choice groups.
Today, eBay removed the listing for a bible signed by radical anti-choice extremists and put up for auction as a means of raising funds for the “justifiable homicide” defense of Scott Roeder, the man charged with murdering Dr. George Tiller in the vestibule of his church in May.
The description of a “prolife” bible offered for auction on eBay by a group seeking to fund a “justifiable homicide” defense for Scott Roeder uses the bible as a rationale for justifying killing providers.
Talking Points Memo offers this slideshow of items originally planned for auction on eBay by anti-choice extremists seeking to fund Roeder’s “justifiable homicide” defense in the killing of Dr. George Tiller.
Will Bellevue, Neb., become the new Wichita as the epicenter of the anti-abortion protest movement? Not if Herb Evers can help it.
A steady decline in abortion providers, due to violence and/or the threat thereof, and a shortage of new providers among young doctors and medical students, underscores that legality does not guarantee access.