Dr. George Tiller was assassinated by anti-abortion activist and extremist Scott Roeder on May 31, 2009 in a church in Wichita, Kan., while serving as an usher during Sunday services.
Tiller had been targeted by anti-abortion activists in the past and had even been warned by the FBI in 1998 that his life was at risk so he began wearing a bulletproof vest.
He became known as a baby killer because he performed late-term abortions.
To Tiller, he was performing a necessary service and saving women’s lives.
He was well-educated and, early on in his career, served as a flight surgeon.
He intended to concentrate his area of practice in dermatology.
That all changed after his father died and her took over his father’s practice.
His father had performed abortions and, when Tiller heard of a woman who died of complications after having an abortion, he decided to stay on and continue his father’s practice.
Her performed late-term abortions on women who discovered that their unborn child had severe birth defects and for women who would suffer severe ill effects if they continued with their pregnancy.
His clinic was firebombed and he survived being shot five times by another anti-abortion activist, Rachelle “Shelly” Shannon.
After Scott Roeder assassinated Tiller, he was apprehended within three hours of the shooting.
Roeder was found guilty and sentenced in April 2010 to life in prison without parole for 50 years, the maximum sentence available in Kansas.
The Christian terrorist group, Army of God, still supports Roeder and portrays him, and other murderers, as heroes.
They solicit readers to leave thank-you notes on their site that they say will be sent to Roeder in prison and offer links where supporters can provide financial assistance to Roeder.
Whether or not you agree with abortion, do you agree with the Army of God murdering people?