Posts Tagged ‘george tiller’

Editorial — How often does McClatchy read inmates’ mail? Probably not very often, and these attempts at sensationalizing article on abortion, Roeder are signs of bias.

Monday, July 6th, 2009


The same Associated Press article, printed in two papers.  Both are owned by the same company, McClatchy.  Two very different headlines.  And not much to report.

Here is The Kansas City Star’s headline about Scott Roeder, who is charged with murdering Wichita late-term abortionist George Tiller:  “Roeder mailings say killings justified.”

It’s difficult to out-abortion The Kansas City Star, which recently won a “Maggie” Award from Planned Parenthood (named after Margaret Sanger, the early 20th-century supporter of abortion and eugenics, and founder of Planned Parenthood).

But with its July 3 headline for the same AP article The Wichita Eagle one-ups The Star:  “Tiller shooting suspect writing to abortion foes from jail.”

It’s not until — count them — SEVEN paragraphs into the article that one reads, “No one has accused Roeder of breaking any laws because of his jailhouse correspondence.” (more…)

CNN: Judge increases bail for suspect in Kansas doctor’s death

Thursday, June 18th, 2009


The judge cited “a responsibility for public safety” when he increased Scott Roeder’s bail fourfold, from $5 million to $20 million, according to a court transcript obtained by CNN Tuesday. (more…)

Kansans for Life calls on KDHE to revoke medical licenses of not only Kristin Neuhaus, but Tiller’s former associates LeRoy Carhart, Shelly Sella and Susan Robinson

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

From KFL:

Statement Mary Kay Culp, State Executive Director, Cell 913-406-4446


At the time George Tiller was killed, the state Healing Arts Board had already taken two out of three steps to revoke his medical license.   (more…)

Ramesh Ponnuru on William Satelon and George Tiller: “Not a single step of Saletan’s logic is valid”

Friday, June 5th, 2009


Will Saletan’s analogy is not apt: While it took bravery for George Tiller to persist in killing seven-month-old fetuses in the face of death threats, that bravery is not remotely comparable to that of soldiers who enter into combat against enemy soldiers who are fighting back. His larger argument takes this form: The belief that unborn children have a right not to be killed should logically lead its adherents to favor the killing of abortionists and the jailing of women who procure abortions; since those adherents do not reach these conclusions, they do not really believe what they claim to believe; and they should therefore become pro-choicers who seek to reduce the abortion rate without employing any legal sanctions. Not a single step of Saletan’s logic is valid.

Tom Bevan at RCP: What Tiller Did

Thursday, June 4th, 2009


If you haven’t already, I highly recommend reading a couple of pieces from dramatically different viewpoints on George Tiller that appeared on the RCP front page today:  Melissa Harris-Lacewell and George Jonas. Once you’ve read those, then read this and tell me who has the better argument.

Tony Perkins of Family Research Council on George Tiller murder

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

From NRO:

“We are stunned at today’s news. As Christians we pray and look toward the end of all violence and for the saving of souls, not the taking of human life. George Tiller was a man who we publicly sought to stop through legal and peaceful means. We strongly condemn the actions taken today by this vigilante killer and we pray for the Tiller family and for the nation that we might once again be a nation that values all human, both born and unborn.”

Kansas has competition in profitable late-term abortion business

Thursday, February 26th, 2009


Madison, WI ( — Two days after the Authority Board of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics approved a plan to create a second trimester abortion facility a second vote gave the go ahead. This time, the board of the Madison Surgery Center decided 6-0 to move the proposed abortion facility forward.

Dr. Nancy Fredericks, an anesthesiologist at the surgery center, was one of the leading opponents of the idea and told the board that it would hurt the reputation of the center to do late-term abortions there.

According to the Wisconsin State Journal, Fredericks said three of the four anesthesiologists at the surgery center will not take part in the abortions. An MSC spokeswoman said that wouldn’t affect its ability to do abortions.

The vote means that second-trimester abortions will be done again in Wisconsin within a matter of weeks or a few months.

The facility, which will be located at 1 S. Park St in Madison, will do approximately 125 abortions annually on women whose unborn children are about 19 to 22 weeks along.

Kline didn’t ask for records, but abortionist and KC Star attempt to create story

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

But lawyers for Tiller said in court documents that abortion records related to the case had been mailed to Kline’s new home in Virginia. That, they alleged, constituted a further demonstration of “outrageous” prosecutorial conduct by Kline, who, as Kansas Attorney General, first initiated the investigation of the Wichita clinic operator.

Tiller faces 19 criminal counts alleging violations of Kansas abortion law in Sedgwick County District Court. Judge Clark Owens is expected to rule soon on motions by Tiller’s lawyers that evidence be suppressed or the case dismissed. If the judge denies the motions, a trial is expected to begin March 16.

Caleb Stegall, a lawyer who has represented Kline in the past, said Kline had not requested the records and that a misunderstanding led to their mailing.