Monday, June 1, 2009 \AM\.\Mon\.
The White House issued a statement that bordered on the polemic from President Obama that ratcheted up the rhetoric surrounding the tragic death of abortionist George Tiller [emphasis mine]:
I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning. However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion [notice how Obama ‘assumed’ that the issue was related to abortion without any of the facts present, implicitly connecting the suspect to the pro-life movement and instantaneously demonizing us], they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence.
Such partisan rhetoric is unbecoming of the office of the President. Especially when preliminary reports show that the suspect has no connections with any pro-life groups. In fact, Scott Roeder, the alleged suspect, is connected to various anti-government groups. This only shows President Obama’s speech at the University of Notre Dame of ‘not demonizing the opponent‘ as nothing more than empty rhetoric.
This type of rhetoric has only emboldened anti-life groups to capitalize on the tragic death of abortionist George Tiller. The pro-abortion National Organization for Women (NOW) has already deemed it a “terrorist” act and wants stalinist tactics used on Pro-Life groups by the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security to:
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Monday, June 1, 2009 \AM\.\Mon\.
Preliminary reports show no connection of Scott Roeder with any Pro-Life groups.
LifeNews.com editor Steven Ertelt has reported that Scott Roeder, who has been detained by police in relation to the shooting of the abortionist George Tiller, has affiliations with extremist anarchist political groups with an anti-government bent.
As has been the case with most previous incidents of abortion-related violence, Roeder appears to have an affiliation with extremist political groups but not with the mainstream pro-life movement.
Pro-life groups have quickly and genuinely condemned the Tiller shooting.
We here at the American Catholic have condemned this act of violence.
Early reports so far show Scott Roeder having connections with anti-government organizations such as Freemen as well as having a prior conviction of ‘Criminal use of firearms’ in 1996.
(Photo of video taken from Kansas City Fox 4)
(Biretta Tips: Tom Blumer, The ConservativeXpress, & Foxfier)
Sunday, May 31, 2009 \PM\.\Sun\.
George Tiller, the foremost practitioner of late term abortions in this country, was shot to death this morning as he was acting as an usher at Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita Kansas. This is of course a terrible crime, and whoever committed it must pay the full penalty exacted by the law. What George Tiller did for a living was also a terrible crime, even though it was legal. May God have mercy on his soul. The type of violence that took the life of Tiller is just as opposed to the pro-life movement as is the violence that he perpetrated on the innocent.
Update I: Press conference by police video here.
Update II: Suspect in custody.
Update III: More information about the suspect and the crime.
Update IV: The name of the man in custody is Scott Roeder.