Can’t take a life because you don’t like abortion
This is an appalling circumstance; a guy, Scott Roeder, kills a doctor because he is against abortion. The laws of the land and the legal process are the correct means for addressing disagreement, no matter how strongly you feel. Anti-abortion advocates and other right wingers had better watch this case as the outcome will be “guilty” as charged with a harsh conviction and sentence. There is no difference between Roeder’s action than any criminal or terrorist for that matter.
“Some fear abortion ruling could spur violenceSuspect will be allowed to argue voluntary manslaughter in volatile case
WICHITA, Kan. - On a balmy Sunday morning, Scott Roeder got up from a pew at Reformation Lutheran Church at the start of services and walked to the foyer, where two ushers were chatting around a table. Wordlessly, he pressed the barrel of a .22-caliber handgun to the forehead of Dr. George Tiller, one of the ushers, and pulled the trigger.
As his premeditated, first-degree murder trial begins Wednesday, no one — not even Roeder himself — disputes that he killed one of the nation's few late-term abortion providers.
But what had been expected to be an open-and-shut murder trial was upended Friday when a judge decided to let Roeder argue he should be convicted of voluntary manslaughter because he believed the May 31 slaying would save unborn children. Suddenly, the case has taken on a new significance that has galvanized both sides of the nation's abortion debate.”