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    Default Kansas Abortion Doctor Murdered in Church

    I knew this man, helped defend his clinic in 2001. Good guy. He always knew they would get him some day.

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    Report: Kansas abortion physician killed
    Controversial doctor was acquitted in March on charges related to his work

    WICHITA, Kansas - Media reports say that abortion provider Dr. George Tiller has been shot and killed at his Wichita church.

    Tiller has been among the few U.S. physicians performing late-term abortion. His clinic has repeatedly been the site of protests for about two decades.

    The Wichita Eagle was reporting on its Web site, Kansas.com, that Tiller, 67, was shot just after 10 a.m. at Reformation Lutheran Church, where he was a member of the congregation. The newspaper reported that witnesses and a police source confirmed Tiller was the victim.

    There was no information about whether a suspect was in custody.

    Tiller had been acquitted in March of misdemeanor charges stemming from procedures he performed, but moments after the verdict the state’s medical board announced it was investigating allegations against him that are nearly identical to those the jury had rejected.

    Prosecutors had alleged that Tiller had in 2003 gotten second opinions from a doctor who was essentially an employee of his, not independent as state law requires, but a jury took only about an hour to find him not guilty of all 19 counts.

    Claimed prosecution was politically motivated
    Tiller, who could have faced a year in jail for even one conviction, stared straight ahead as the verdicts were read, with one of his attorneys patting his shoulder after the decision on the final count was declared. His wife, seated across the courtroom, fought back tears and nodded. The couple had declined to speak to reporters afterward.

    Tiller had claimed that the prosecution was politically motivated. An attorney general who opposed abortion rights began the investigation into Tiller’s clinic more than four years ago, but both his successor, who filed the criminal charges, and the current attorney general support abortion rights.

    Tiller had been a favored target of anti-abortion protesters, and he testified that he and his family have suffered years of harassment and threats. His clinic was the site of the 1991 “Summer of Mercy” protests marked by mass demonstrations and arrests. His clinic was bombed in 1985, and an abortion opponent shot him in both arms in 1993.

    The Wichita Eagle reported Sunday that Tiller's clinic had been severely vandalized earlier this month. The newspaper said the Associated Press reported that wires to security cameras and outdoor lights were cut and that the vandals also cut through the roof and plugged the building's downspouts.

    Tiller had reportedly asked the FBI to investigate the incident, which caused thousands of dollars of damage to the clinic when rain poured through the roof.

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    Wow. Sorry to hear about your friend. My condolences.

    God I hate Kansas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFGOON
    Wow. Sorry to hear about your friend. My condolences.

    God I hate Kansas.
    I wouldnt call him a friend. friendly aquiantence. but still... thanks

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    that's just horrible.

    he goes to church to find solace... and those anti-abortion assholes are hounding him there.

    they just don't let up, do they?

    i swear... church would be great if it weren't for all the zealots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fes_fsa
    that's just horrible.

    he goes to church to find solace... and those anti-abortion assholes are hounding him there.

    they just don't let up, do they?

    i swear... church would be great if it weren't for all the zealots.
    Life around Tiller's clinic gets you no peace. Anybody who goes near the place gets followed EVERYWHERE.

    I rolled out there in 2001 with a small crew and met up with some other small crews to help defend the clinic during one of the fundies multi-week summer events. These fucks ran people plates and harrasses their family's by phone in other states.

    They really dont fuck around.

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    Cough...although your story is better.


    http://www.sociocide.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52896

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    Something which strikes me as odd: How come people killed this guy and bomb abortion clinics but haven't even tried killing Dr. Kevorkian?

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    Babies are cuter than the terminally ill on life support, thus are more important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transcendent Sunchips
    Babies are cuter than the terminally ill on life support, thus are more important.
    horsehuckey

    they all look like naked winston churchill

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