Infamous Kansas Abortion Doctor George Tiller was shot and killed this morning at his church in Wichita. Read more about it below, see a photo and watch a video.
It seems that the police and emergency workers were called to Dr. George Tiller’s church, the Reformation Lutheran Church in the 7600 block of E. 13th Street in Wichita, Kansas at 10:03 this morning. Multiple sources have confirmed that the controversial abortion docter, George Tiller, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 67 years old.
All updates to this story are below the fold.
The suspect fled the church and at this writing there is a manhunt underway. His car is described as a powder blue or light blue Taurus with a K-State vanity plate, license number 225 BAB. He is described as a white male in his 50’s or 60’s, 6′1,” 220 lbs, wearing a white shirt and dark pants.
Earlier this year, Tiller was acquitted of 19 misdemeanor criminal charges that he did not follow state law when getting a second opinion on late-term abortions. A jury acquitted Tiller of those charges on March 27th. Dr. George Tiller is quite infamous for being one of the few U.S. doctors who will perform late-term abortions. He also had a long history of performing partial birth abortions. His abortion clinic has repeatedly been the site of protests for about two decades and he was shot and wounded by a protester in 1993.
So, recapping, famous abortion doctor George Tiller has been shot and killed while attending church services in Kansas. The suspect is still at large though a manhunt is underway. For those of us who are pro-life, all life is precious, even the abortionist’s. Our sympathies to his family. We will continue to update this story as information unfolds.
Update: A man has been taken into custody, believed to be the killer of abortion doctor George Tiller though his name has not been released. No charges have yet been filed or motive for the killing known.
In a statement issued through George Tiller’s lawyers, his family — a wife, four children and 10 grandchildren — said their loss “is also a loss for the city of Wichita and women across America.”
The pro-abortion group Planned Parenthood called George Tiller’s killing “an enormous loss.” While, leading anti-abortion groups condemned the shooting, emphasizing they wanted to shut down George Tiller’s abortion practice by legal means not through violence. They called today’s act “cowardly.”
Update: The suspected shooter of Dr. George Tiller has been identified as 51 year old Scott Roeder. He has been arrested and is facing one count of murder and two counts of aggravated assault for threatening onlookers who tried to intervene.
Meanwhile, Barack Obama has issued a statement saying:
“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, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence.”
Well, those of us who are pro-life see abortion as a heinous act of violence as well.
Also, US Attorney General Eric Holder is dispatching US Marshals to protect abortion clinic and doctors around the country. Look for this horrible incident to be blamed on the whole pro-life movement in general and for radical abortion groups and others to use this to further their causes. Sadly, that’s just the way these things work.
Abortion Doctor George Tiller Video