This is not "Victory"

Murdered Doctor’s Clinic Is Shuttered


The clinic of Dr. George R. Tiller, in Wichita, had been one of a few in the country to provide abortions to women late in their pregnancies, and for decades, women had traveled there from all over the nation and overseas. The office, Women’s Health Care Services Inc., was also the state’s only remaining clinic, even for abortions performed early in pregnancy, outside the Kansas City area.

“Notice is being given today to all concerned that the Tiller family is ceasing operation of the clinic and any involvement by family members in any other similar clinic,” a statement issued by Dr. Tiller’s lawyers read. The lawyers said they would offer no additional comments.

Suspect claims 'victory' in closing of slain doctor's clinic


An anti-abortion activist suspected in the death of Kansas doctor George Tiller told CNN on Tuesday the closing of Tiller's women's clinic is "a victory for all the unborn children."

Scott Roeder, 51, would not admit to CNN's Ted Rowlands that he killed Tiller, who was gunned down at his church May 31. But he said if he is convicted in Tiller's slaying, "the entire motive was the defense of the unborn."

Tiller's family said Tuesday the clinic he headed will permanently close, effective immediately, and they would issue no more statements. At the time Roeder was interviewed Tuesday, word of the permanent closure had not come out -- but when told the clinic had been shuttered since Tiller's death, he said, "Good."

Roeder said the closure would mean "no more slicing and dicing of the unborn child in the mother's womb and no more needles of poison into the baby's heart to stop the heart from beating, and no more partial-birth abortions."

Comment: It is not victory because not morally won!


  1. This is not victory. I really am surprised that the FBI hasn't taken all of Scott Roeder's network in as one big terror cell.
    The effort to portray Scott Roeder as a militant extremist rather then a religous extremist will backfire.
    People of conscience should boycott their local religous institutions until the terrorist influences can be pinpointed and eliminated. If you feel that is too drastic you should at least withold your tithes.
    To deny the responsibility of your local church community in this act of terror is to be complicit in it.

  2. Anon: if you care to detail how "my" local church community is responsible, then I could decide whether or not I'd deny it. Do you care to clarify exactly what you're trying to infer? Because I don't think I get it.

  3. I hope my original point is clear - all battle for ideas & truth must be fought non-violently.

    Saying (as I believe) that abortion is the taking of innocent life and is sin, does not make one a terrorist!

    I stated this previously on my blog here. Please see my comment at the bottom of that post.

    But for emphasis I repeat it here: "I believe that life begins at conception, that life is sacred, and that abortion is wrong! But violence against abortion providers is absolutely the wrong solution! "


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