Operation Rescue Statement Regarding Suspect In Tiller Killing

Wichita, KS – Sheriff’s Deputies in Johnson County, Kansas, apprehended a suspect Sunday in the killing of late-term abortionist George R. Tiller of Wichita. They have identified the suspect as Scott P. Roeder, who is now in custody in Sedgwick County. According to police, he is expected to be charged with one count of murder and two counts of aggravated assault.

Operation Rescue released the following statement, attributable to Troy Newman, President:

Scott Roeder has never been a member, contributor, or volunteer with Operation Rescue. Mr. Roeder may have posted to our open blog web site, as have thousands of members of the public, including those with pro-abortion views, but he is not affiliated with this organization.

We deplore the criminal actions with which Mr. Roeder is accused.

The pro-life ethic is to value all human life from the moment of conception until natural death. Operation Rescue has diligently and successfully worked for years through peaceful, legal means, and through the proper channels to see to it that abortionists around the nation are brought to justice. Without due process, there can be no justice.

In spite of these horrific events, we remain dedicated to working through all peaceful and legal means available to bring an end to the killing of innocent children through abortion.

Read OR’s statement denouncing the Tiller killing

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It should be further noted that Randall Terry is not associated with nor is he authorized to speak for Operation Rescue. He left Operation Rescue in 1991.