Roeder warns of more violence

Wichita, Kan. (AP) - The man charged with murdering a high-profile abortion doctor claims that similar violence is planned for as long as the procedure remains legal.

Scott Roeder phoned the associated press from the Sedgwick County Jail in Kansas, where he’s being held on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated assault in the shooting of Dr. George Tiller at Tiller’s church last Sunday.

The new threat comes days after a federal investigation was launched into whether the suspect had any accomplices. A Justice Department spokesman says the threat is being taken seriously. But one leader of the anti-abortion movement derides the accused shooter as “a fruit and a lunatic.”

Asked by the AP if he shot Tiller, Roeder replied that he can’t comment on that, saying he needs to clear everything with his lawyer.

this is a man with a history of mental illness. that is probably what led to the shooting in the first place. since the DOJ and FBI are investigating i think it unlikely that he had unknown co-conspitors.

Here is a link to a news article about this topic:

The man charged with murdering a high-profile abortion doctor claimed from his jail cell Sunday that similar violence was planned around the nation for as long as the procedure remained legal, a threat that comes days after a federal investigation launched into his possible accomplices.

A Justice Department spokesman said the threat was being taken seriously and additional protection had been ordered for abortion clinics last week. But a leader of the anti-abortion movement derided the accused shooter as “a fruit and a lunatic.”

Scott Roeder called The Associated Press from the Sedgwick County jail, where he’s being held on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated assault in the shooting of Dr. George Tiller one week ago.

“I know there are many other similar events planned around the country as long as abortion remains legal,” Roeder said. He would not elaborate.

nbcnewyork.com/news/us_world/NATL-Suspect-in-Abortion-Doctor-Slay-Warns-of-More-Violence.html

I am sad because

  1. a man is dead, and may not have repented of his sinss.
  2. Another man is in jail, and probably will be for a long time.
  3. Abortions won’t stop despite this act.
  4. This gives sympathy ploy to pro-choicers.
  5. It colors true pro-lifers in a bad light.
  6. It will give the government “enforcers” more ammunition.

I forgot
8) this happened in a church.
9) A churchgoer thinks its okay to kill babies.
10) S.R. has no respect for sanctity of a church.

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