Dr. George Tiller, of Wichita, Kansas, was shot and killed at his church this morning. Dr. Tiller was one of the few remaining late term abortion providers in the country.
The 'sanctity of life' crowd have been terrorizing Dr. Tiller for a very long time. His clinic was bombed in 1986. He was shot in both arms in 1993. They finally succeeded. Operation Rescue issued the obligatory statement about deploring the violence, but some of us have memories.
On its Web site, Operation Rescue refers to Tiller as a "monster" who has "been able to get away with murder." And Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry, who is no longer affiliated with the group, called Tiller "a mass murderer."
"We grieve for him that he did not have time to properly prepare his soul to face God," Terry said in a written statement.
Update: Police have a suspect in custody.
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