Dr. Tiller's Assassin Chats With the AP
In a call from jail to the AP Dr. Tiller's assassin disputed characterizations in the news media of him as being anti-government, saying he is "anti-corrupt government."
This makes me wonder if one line of defense will be that shooting Dr. Tiller in the head while he was attending church is justifiable as an anti-corrupt government action.
After all, Mary Kay Culp, executive director of Kansans for Life, and former Kansas Attorney General Phill "the patient chart thieve" Kline did point out that government corruption was the reason for Dr. Tiller's acquittal of misdemeanor charges stemming from medical procedures he performed:
Mary Kay Culp, executive director of Kansans for Life, said abortion opponents were never confident that Tiller would be prosecuted aggressively enough by the current attorney general.
"Even if Tiller had been found guilty, he would have appealed to the Supreme Court," Culp said, noting that four of the Kansas high court's seven justices were appointed by Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who supports abortion rights.
Kline, the former attorney general who started the investigation, expressed frustration at the prosecutors who tried the case, noting that their only witness was Neuhaus.
"You do not win cases nor achieve justice by calling one witness and ordering your staff not to initiate any additional effort to gather evidence," Kline said in a written statement.