Category Archives: Dr George Tiller
The AP reports, via ABC:
A federal grand jury is investigating whether the murder last year of Dr. George Tiller, one of the nation’s few late-term abortion providers, was connected to a broader case involving radical anti-abortion activists, according to a federal law enforcement official familiar with the case.
The official spoke Friday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss the investigation. The official said federal civil rights prosecutors were holding grand jury proceedings in Kansas City, looking into whether a broader case surrounded Tiller’s death.
Tiller was fatally shot in his Wichita church in May 2009 by anti-abortion activist Scott Roeder, who admitted to the shooting and is serving a life prison sentence. The ABC link also provides a video of the sick, twisted, asshole killer Scott Roeder.
May they all rot in the lowest level of Dante’s Inferno. Fucking nutters and anti-choice fuckwits that they are.
That is how old Scott Roeder will be before he is eligible for parole. From McClatchy:
Judge Warren Wilbert on Thursday sentenced Scott Roeder to life in prison for the first-degree murder of abortion provider George Tiller, and ruled he must serve at least 50 years in prison before he can be considered for parole.
Wilbert told Roeder he can earn a 15 percent good time credit and has 10 days to file an appeal. Wilbert said if Roeder lives past 102, then gets parole, he also faces lifetime supervision after his release.
Wilbert also sentenced Roeder to 12 months on each count to run consecutive for the aggravated assault of Gary Hoepner and Keith Martin, the men Roeder pointed the gun at after he shot Tiller.
Roeder yelled “The blood of babies is on your hands, Nola Foulston … And Ann Swegle,” as guards quickly ushered him out of court. Foulston is the district attorney and Swegle, the prosecutor who prosecuted the case.
Roeder ran his piehole, attempting to justify his actions, for 40 minutes before the Judge finally told him the courtroom wasn’t a soapbox. Roeder was talking about his politics and railed against both his victim, Dr. Tiller, and his church.
Fucking sumbitch will rot in hell…and he can’t get there soon enough for many people..including the family of Dr. Tiller.
At least there is one less anti-choice extremist on the streets of America.
Dr. LeRoy Carhart, a physician that has been working with Dr. George Tiller for ten years has stated he will operate Dr. Tiller’s clinic beginning next week. From McClatchy:
Carhart said he drove to Wichita last night. He met with clinic staff members and Tiller’s wife and daughters Monday morning.
“It was a really, really good meeting,” Carhart said. “It was a chance to go over all the important things and the good things George had done for each of us, and ways that we could appreciate all that he’s done for the community and the women of this country.
“His daughters and his wife are doing far better than I would be doing if I just lost my life partner or my mother or father,” he said.
Patients who had appointments this week have been notified of the clinic’s closing, and other arrangements have been made, Carhart said.
“Starting next Monday we should be back to 100 percent,” he said.
Carhart said he and two other out-of-state doctors have been rotating weekly shifts at the clinic, and that will continue.
So the anti-choice terrorists will not win this time around. Thank Buddha…and bless Dr. Carhart.
Below is Professor Turley on Rachel Maddow tonight discussing the Domestic Terrorists.
He has fought for a woman’s right to choose for decades. He has been charged in a court of law and beat the politically-motivated case with an acquittal. They have shot him in both arms trying to end his practice of medicine. They have bombed his clinic and picketed his clinic regularly.
They finally silenced Dr. George. They murdered him this morning. On his way to church. From MSNBC:
He was acquitted in March of misdemeanor charges stemming from procedures he performed, but moments after the verdict the state’s medical board announced it was investigating allegations against him that are nearly identical to those the jury had rejected.
Prosecutors had alleged that Tiller had in 2003 gotten second opinions from a doctor who was essentially an employee of his, not independent as state law requires, but a jury took only about an hour to find him not guilty of all 19 counts.
Tiller, who could have faced a year in jail for even one conviction, stared straight ahead as the verdicts were read, with one of his attorneys patting his shoulder after the decision on the final count was declared. His wife, seated across the courtroom, fought back tears and nodded. The couple declined to speak to reporters afterward.
Tiller, 67, has claimed that the prosecution was politically motivated. An attorney general who opposed abortion rights began the investigation into Tiller’s clinic more than four years ago, but both his successor, who filed the criminal charges, and the current attorney general support abortion rights.
Tiller has been a favored target of anti-abortion protesters, and he testified that he and his family have suffered years of harassment and threats. His clinic was the site of the 1991 “Summer of Mercy” protests marked by mass demonstrations and arrests. His clinic was bombed in 1985, and an abortion opponent shot him in both arms in 1993.
They had to kill him to silence him. Sick bastards who say they are pro-life killed Dr. George. May they all rot in hell.
Update from the NYT:
The shooting occurred at around 10 a.m. (Central time) at Reformation Lutheran Church on the city’s East Side, Dr. Tiller’s regular church.
Wichita police said that the shots were fired from a handgun in the church lobby during the morning service. The authorities gave few details, but said they were searching for a powder blue Taurus made in the 1990s that had been seen leaving shortly after the shooting. They said witnesses had described seeing a white man departing.
How can these hypocrites say they are pro-life? How in the hell do they rationalize this sickening bullshit?