Scott Roeder, the man charged with murder in the shooting of Kansas abortion doctor George R. Tiller, sat in the witness chair yesterday at his trial and said that, yes, he did it. "Yes, he bought a gun. Yes, he took target practice. Yes, he had learned about Dr. Tiller's habits, his home address, his security precautions. And, yes, he shot Dr. Tiller last May 31 as Dr. Tiller stood inside his church. 'That is correct, yes,' Mr. Roeder told the jurors, in a calm, matter-of-fact voice."
His only defense: a higher morality. Believing that any woman shouldn't have any right to any abortion, not no how, Roeder's defense lawyers are arguing that the murder of Dr. Tiller was justified homicide.
In a nation where a Republican Supreme Court can decide that the poor put-upon corporations are not getting all the "free speech" they can buy, we reckon this kind of legal reasoning might have a fair shot of winning the day.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Posted by J.W. Williamson at 1/29/2010 10:55:00 AM
Labels: abortion rights, George R. Tiller, Scott Roeder
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he deserves the chair to bring this thing full circle.
Dr. Tiller's next of kin should have the honor of pulling the switch.
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