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Kansas Abortion Doctor Targeted by Extremists -- Sound Familiar?

Katherine Spillar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katherine Spillar

In Kansas an escalating campaign of threats, harassment and terror is targeting Dr. Mila Means, who recently announced her plans to provide abortions in Wichita.

Reading the Tea Leaves of Domestic Terrorism

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

I have become keenly aware that deliberately overheated rhetoric and pernicious public speech by our national leaders tacitly grants permission for the weak minded and mentally ill to commit atrocities.

Weekly Pulse: The Coming War on Health Reform, Government Cheese, and how CPCs Incubate Anti-Choice Violence

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Republicans don't have the votes to repeal health care reform, but they are determined to use their ...

Weekly Pulse: Fear-mongering and Fetal Separatism in Today's Anti-Choice Movement

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Rachel Maddow's documentary, "The Assassination of Dr. Tiller," premiered on Monday. The film tells ...

Extremism, the Makeover, and Election 2010

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Not long ago, a passing familiarity with Bible verses, a flair for rhetoric, and hunger for a following could be enough to land someone in a small-tow...

Scott Roeder: Abortion Doctor's Killer Complains Of Treatment In Prison, Files For Early Release

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. — The convicted killer of a Kansas abortion provider has filed a petition complaining of his treatment in prison and seeking his r...

Scott Roeder Sentenced To Life In Prison: George Tiller's Murderer Describes Abortion In Court

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WICHITA, Kan. — Defiant in court, a man who murdered one of the few U.S. doctors who performed late-term abortions used his sentencing hearing t...

George Tiller Murder: Scott Roeder Faces Life Sentence, But Some Argue Abortion Provider's Killer Got His Way

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WICHITA, Kan. — The man who gunned down one of the few doctors in the U.S. to perform late-term abortions could be sent to prison Thursday for t...

What Would Jesus Do?

Ian Squires | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Squires

While considering what kind of relationship Scott Roeder and Dr. Tiller each have with Jesus Christ, I wonder: WWJD if He went to medical school? I think he'd probably become an abortion doctor.

Roeder Convicted, Testimony by Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline Ruled Out

Leonard Zeskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leonard Zeskind

Scott Roeder convicted himself of a calculated first degree murder. Otherwise, the major events in the courtroom were the ones that did not happen.

Scott Roeder GUILTY: Killer Of Kansas Abortion Provider Convicted

AP | MARIA SUDEKUM FISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. — A jury took just 37 minutes Friday to convict an anti-abortion activist of murder for putting a gun to the head of abortion doct...

What I Learned From Speaking with Scott Roeder

Devin Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Devin Friedman

This country has a thriving culture of manufacturing dehumanizing lies about people with whom you disagree, be it Dr. George Tiller, or George W. Bush. It's dangerous, and it's a growing problem.

37 Years After Roe, Abortion Access Attacked in Kansas Courtroom

Janet Crepps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Crepps

Allowing a voluntary manslaughter option negates the Supreme Court's constitutional protection of abortion rights and is an invitation to grotesque and self-serving vigilantism.

Still Picking the Jury, A Word About Kansas

Leonard Zeskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leonard Zeskind

Still Picking the Jury for Roeder's murder trial in Wichita, Kansas By Leonard Zeskind Leonard Zeskind will be following and writing about the trial...

Ex-Kansas Attorney General Subpoenaed In Tiller Murder Trial

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WICHITA, Kan. — Defense attorneys for a man charged with killing one of the nation's few late-term abortion providers have subpoenaed two state ...

Vigilante Injustice in Kansas?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

A premeditated murder cannot be converted into voluntary manslaughter merely because the murderer views his cause as righteous.

EBay Removes Drawings That Glorify Slaying of Abortion Doctor George Tiller

Politics Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

EBay has removed an auction posted by supporters of Scott Roeder, the man charged with the May murder of abortionist George Tiller. The listing featur...

Scott Roeder: No Regrets About Killing George Tiller -- Lawyer Rejects His Defense

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. — An anti-abortion activist says he's the one who killed a Kansas abortion provider – and did it because it was necessary to...

To Understand the Trial of Scott Roeder...

Leonard Zeskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Leonard Zeskind

If you want to understand the back story as Scott Roeder goes to trial in Wichita, Kansas for the murder of Dr. George Tiller, go to James Risen and Judy L. Thomas' book, Wrath of Angels: The American Abortion War.

EBay Removes Drawings Glorifying Slaying Of George Tiller

Politics Daily | David Sessions | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

EBay has removed an auction posted by supporters of Scott Roeder, the man charged with the May murder of abortionist George Tiller. The listing featur...

Cold-blooded Murder: An Angel Made Me Do It

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

We are all familiar with the "devil made me do it" defense, but now the tables have been turned. Scott Roeder argues that an angel compelled him to kill.

No One Is More American Than I Am

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Here is the unalterable fact that the right-wing of this country has to get used to: Muslim-Americans are 100% American. There are no degrees of how American you are.

We Don't Negotiate With Terrorists

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

Note the phrase "threatened use of force" in the definition of terrorism, and then ask yourself what the guy at Obama's event with an assault weapon was doing, given the events of the past year or so.

Preliminary Hearing for Scott Roeder Reveals Details

Leonard Zeskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leonard Zeskind

Scott Roeder, wearing a greenish suit with a red tie, sat impassive and stone-faced throughout the hearing. He had served time in prison before.

Scott Roeder Pleads Not Guilty To Killing Abortion Doctor George Tiller

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. — An anti-abortion activist pleaded not guilty Tuesday to opening fire on late-term abortion provider George Tiller after a witnes...