Doctor George Tiller
(August 8, 1941 – May 31, 2009)
67, was shot just after 10 a.m. at Reformation
Lutheran Church at 7601 E. 13th, where he was a member of the
congregation. Witnesses and a police source confirmed Tiller was the
Tiller has long been a focal point of protest by abortion
because his clinic, Women's Health Care Services at 5701 E. Kellogg,
[Wichita, KS] is
one of the few in the country where late-term abortions are performed.
other is that
[Gov. Kathleen] Sebelius is the governor of the
ground zero state
that anti-choicers have marked off for killing, maiming and
traumatizing women in the name of hating abortion that much.
where Dr. George Tiller works, and he is one of the two doctors in the
country that specializes in the very small percentage of abortions
performed late in pregnancy (but before viability) done for health
reasons, usually because the pregnancy is a danger to a woman’s health
or life, or because the fetus is dead or dying.
Kirchick of WSJ
[is]...pulling the “anti-abortion groups condemned
the attack” bullshit,
but this, while technically true, is a misleading statement. They
offered mealy-mouthed reminders that murder is a sin and, more
importantly, a crime, and then they said that Dr. Tiller had it coming.
[Fox News talk
show host Bill
] O'Reilly wrote that "far-left loons ... immediately
blamed me and Fox News for inciting Tiller's killer. Even though I
reported on the doctor honestly, the loons asserted that my analysis of
him was 'hateful.' " O'Reilly continued: "Chief of among the complaints
was the doctor's nickname, 'Tiller the baby killer.' Some pro-lifers
branded him with that, and I reported it. So did hundreds of other news
sources." However, O'Reilly has not only "reported" on the term's usage
by "pro-lifers," but he has adopted it himself, repeatedly referring to
Tiller as "the baby killer" on his Fox News show: [examples follow]
A patient and daughter of a patient of Dr Tiller remembers
him. Dr Tiller left
behind a wife, four children and 10 grandchildren.
Tiller's slaying comes as President
Obama, who supports abortion
rights, has called for the opposing sides to find common ground. "I am
shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended
church services this morning," Obama said in a statement. "However
profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as
abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence."
RIP Dr Tiller.