Loading
Scott Roeder conviction draws renewed condemnation of Tiller murder
President of Operation Rescue Troy Newman
President of Operation Rescue Troy Newman

.- On Friday, a Wichita jury found Scott Roeder guilty of first degree murder for shooting abortionist George Tiller in his church last year. After news of Roeder's conviction, Kansas pro-life leader Troy Newman of Operation Rescue is reiterating the fact that Roeder's actions fell “outside the realm of Christianity and the pro-life ethos.”

Roeder, 51, was also convicted of two counts of aggravated assault for threatening two witnesses in the church with a gun on the May 31 shooting, moments after Tiller had been killed. Though parole is possible under Kansas law, a murder conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison. Roeder will be sentenced in March.

“Our reaction is the same as it was the day, the moment that we found out that Mr. Tiller was brutally murdered in his church,” Troy Newman president of the pro-life group Operation Rescue told CNA on Friday.

Newman also insisted that the murder of Dr. Tiller “does not comport in any way shape or form with the pro-life movement commitment in extending life and liberty to every individual nor does it comport with the age-old, 2,000 year old Christian ethic of laying down our lives for our brothers and sisters.”

“This really falls outside the realm of Christianity and the pro life ethos,” he stressed.

In 2002, Operation Rescue moved their offices to Wichita, Kansas, “which, up until the time of Tiller's demise was the abortion capital of the world,” said Newman.

The Operation Rescue president also claimed that his organization had “demonstrable evidence to show it that Mr. Tiller was ready to forfeit his medical license based on an 11 count indictment” and that “it was a matter of a couple more months until the late term abortion clinic was going to close.” According to Newman, Dr. Tiller's business was down over 54 percent in the eight years that Operation Rescue worked in Wichita.

“This end is a terrible tragedy not only for Mr. Tiller but for the pro-life movement,” as Mr. Tiller was already preparing to close his clinic, said Newman.


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Saint John Paul II on cartoon
Syrian Christian refugees
Papal Foundation Pilgrimage
Exorcism or prayer of liberation?
First meeting of Commission for Protection of Minors
Jul
22

Liturgical Calendar

July 22, 2014

Saint Mary Magdalene

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:24-43

Gospel
Date
07/20/14
07/19/14
07/18/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Mic 7: 14-15, 18-20

Saint of the Day

St. Mary Magdalene »

Saint
Date

Homily of the Day

Mt 12:38-42

Homily
Date
07/21/14
07/20/14
07/19/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: