Sunday, May 31, 2009

Late Stage Abortion Doctor Shot to Death

[EDIT: I posted this before I read the Pharyngula post on the same subject. Damn it!]

George Tiller, a Wichita doctor who was one of the few doctors in the nation to perform late-term abortions, was shot to death on Sunday as he attended church, city officials in Wichita said.

This is terrible. Obviously a religious man (never mind the fact he was an abortion doctor), he was shot in the only place he might have thought was a sanctuary for community and fellowship with others. Of course, he should have known that religious or not, people are people. And dogmatic people (much like many of those collected each Sunday around the pews) can be prone to horrendous acts.

As a matter of fact, this isn't the first time George Tiller was involved in antiabortionist actions against his life. He was shot once before , many years ago, but managed to survive.

Leaders of national abortion rights organizations, meanwhile, expressed outrage. Some described Dr. Tiller as one of the only doctors in the nation who performed third trimester abortions when the life or health of a mother was at stake, and said that his death would make it even harder for women in such circumstances to end their pregnancies.

Grief. That's all we ever seem to get.


  1. Do what (we say) our god says, or we'll kill you (he's too busy apparently). Some things never change. Sadly.


  2. It's funny, you never hear about atheist or agnostic extremists killing creationists or pro-lifers.