Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dr. Tiller's Assassin Confesses to the Slaying

"[A] "Defensive Action Statement" [is a] principle set to writing by Paul Hill that whatever force can be justified to save a born child from his killer, can be justified to save an unborn child. The logic is irrefutable for anyone who accepts God's premise that the unborn are fully human."*

From the AP:

WICHITA, Kan. – Defiant and unapologetic, a man accused of shooting a Kansas abortion provider confessed to the slaying Monday, telling The Associated Press that he killed the doctor to protect unborn children.

Scott Roeder, 51, of Kansas City, Mo., spoke to the AP in a telephone call from jail, saying he plans to argue at his trial that he was justified in shooting Dr. George Tiller at the abortion provider's Wichita church in May.

"Because of the fact preborn children's lives were in imminent danger this was the action I chose. ... I want to make sure that the focus is, of course, obviously on the preborn children and the necessity to defend them," Roeder said.


In a more than 30-minute interview with the AP, Roeder did not apologize for the slaying.

"No, I don't have any regrets because I have been told so far at least four women have changed their minds, that I know of, and have chosen to have the baby," Roeder said. "So even if one changed her mind it would be worth it. No, I don't have any regrets."

"We’re not urging anyone to support what Scott Roeder’s conscience drove him to do, but to support letting his jury decide the sole trial issue. Which is not what Roeder did, but the harmfulness of what he stopped."*

* http://www.saltshaker.us/Scott-Roeder-Resources.htm (emphasis mine)

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