Operation Rescue says Tiller murder suspect not connected with group

Operation Rescue President Troy Newman
Operation Rescue President Troy Newman


The pro-life group Operation Rescue, responding to the murder of Kansas abortionist Dr. George Tiller, said his alleged killer had posted comments to their public blog site but had no connection with the group.

Operation Rescue added that it deplores the “criminal actions” of Scott P. Roeder, Tiller’s alleged murderer.

The New York Times reported that a Scott Roeder had made comments on Operation Rescue’s blog in the past. One post compared Tiller to the Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, saying Tiller “needs to be stopped before he and those who protect him bring judgment upon our nation.”

On Monday Operation Rescue president Troy Newman said:

“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.”

“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,” Newman’s statement concluded.

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