Legacy of Tiller’s Murder: Anti-Choice Terrorists Threaten Staff at Wichita Clinic
Army of God posted an alarming video of a recent conversation with Scott Roeder, the convicted murderer of Dr. Tiller, in which they discuss the re-opening of Dr. Tiller’s clinic, and stopping abortion by murdering abortion doctors, specifically Julie Burkhart, the clinic’s executive director. In the conversation, Roeder says, “I think eight have been shot, so we’ve got 92 to go. Maybe she’ll be number nine. I don’t know, but she’s kind of painting a target on her.”
Via Kari Ann Rinker at RH Reality Check:
Nearly four years after Dr. Tiller’s assassination, anti-choice violence continues to percolate in Wichita. It started up again two years ago, with the harassment of Dr. Mila Means. Anti-choice terrorist Angel Dillard penned a letter threatening violence against the doctor, who sought to include abortion care in her private practice. That letter has resulted in federal charges against Dillard brought under the FACE Act. In addition to the letter, it was reported this week by RH Reality Check that the U.S. Department of Justice filed papers in court revealing that a Kansas county jail inmate said Dillard asked him last year to firebomb the home of Dr. Means.
The opening of the new abortion clinic has brought yet another round of frightening behavior from local anti-choice forces. The clinic’s executive director, Julie Burkhart, has been harassed at her home and has had to file a temporary restraining order against local terrorist Mark Hollick after he pointed a sign saying “Where is Your Church?” at her home (an obvious reference to the place of Dr. Tiller’s assassination). Meanwhile, Troy Newman, of Operation Rescue infamy, is already posting pictures and audio of a person who he claims is a new physician at the clinic.
A recent YouTube video posted by David Leach from the anti-choice group Army of God should cause local law enforcement officials to raise their local terrorist alert to red. The video is a recording of a recent jailhouse conversation with Scott Roeder, the convicted murderer of Dr. Tiller. What follows is the entire recorded conversation and a partial transcript.
Murder for life. That’s the anti-choice terrorist way.
***Head to RHRC for a transcript and the full article.
[via RH Reality Check]
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