Operation Rescue also condemns this act of violence:
National Right to Life extends its sympathies to Dr. Tiller’s family over this loss of life.
Further,the National Right to Life Committee unequivocally condemns any such acts of violence regardless of motivation. The pro-life movement works to protect the right to life and increase respect for human life. The unlawful use of violence is directly contrary to that goal.
The anti-abortion group Operation Rescue, which runs a "Tiller Watch" feature on its website, released a statement condemning the shooting. "We are shocked at this morning's disturbing news that Mr. Tiller was gunned down. Operation Rescue has worked for years through peaceful, legal means, and through the proper channels to see him brought to justice. We denounce vigilantism and the cowardly act that took place this morning. We pray for Mr. Tiller's family that they will find comfort and healing that can only be found in Jesus Christ.", National Director of 40 Days for Life, issued the following statement about the slaying of George Tiller at a Wichita, Kansas church:
"As a nationwide organization dedicated to peaceful and prayerful solutions to the crisis of abortion, 40 Days for Life is shocked and dismayed by the shooting death of Kansas abortion provider George Tiller. Such violence against a fellow human being is never justified, and 40 Days for Life condemns this senseless act. We encourage people of faith to join in prayer for all those affected by this unconscionable action."
Focus on the Family founder and chairman emeritus James C. Dobson, Ph.D., issued the following statement Sunday on the slaying of late-term abortionist George Tiller:
"We are shocked by the murder of George Tiller, and we categorically condemn the act of vigilantism and violence that took his life. America has from its foundation respected the rule of law, by which every citizen is guaranteed life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Those constitutional rights are forfeited only when crimes have been committed, and the perpetrator is charged and found guilty by a jury of his or her peers in a court of law. "Tiller recently faced serious charges related to the killing of babies in violation of the law, by the most grotesque procedures administered without anesthetics or compassion. We profoundly regretted the outcome of his legal case, believing the doctor had the blood of countless babies on his hands. Nevertheless, he was acquitted by the court and declared "not guilty" in the eyes of the law. That is our system, and we honor it. "Our condolences are extended to the Tiller family. The person or persons responsible for his death should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."
The Pro-Life Action League joins the entire pro-life movement in condemning this act of violence. See the League response here:
In a press statement, League National Director Joe Scheidler condemned the murder and declared that we must seek to convert abortionists like Tiller.I have to agree as well & condemn this act of violence. This is no way to stop abortionists or abortions. George Tiller was evil, but two wrongs do not make a right.
"We don't know yet what motivated the killer," said Scheidler, "but any act of violence in the name of protecting the lives of unborn children is a betrayal of the pro-life movement, which proclaims the sanctity of all human life."
Violence Is Not the Answer—Conversion Is
...The League is now bracing for the onslaught of accusations—already beginning—that the pro-life movement is responsible for Tiller's murder. Nothing could be further form the truth. "Those who resort to such acts of violence have always had little or no connection with the pro-life movement," Scheidler remarked. "They lack the faith and courage it takes to fight abortion effectively."
Moreover, no babies will be saved by resorting to violence. "Someone else will now perform the abortions that Tiller had scheduled this week," Scheidler said. "The only difference this killing makes is that pro-life groups will be dragged through the mud."
What happened??? excerpts and photo from Huffington Post (for more info click link)
A Wichita city official says a suspect is in custody in the shooting death of late-term abortion provider George Tiller.excerpts below from LifeNews -Full story at LifeNews.com
The city official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the case. The official did not provide additional details.
An attorney for Tiller, Dan Monnat, says the doctor was shot Sunday (May 31) as he served as an usher during morning services at Reformation Lutheran Church. Monnat said Tiller's wife, Jeanne, was in the choir at the time of the shooting.
Tiller, who was 67 and one of the few abortion practitioners in the United States to do late-term abortions, was killed Sunday morning at Reformation Lutheran Church shortly after 10 a.m. According to police and local officials, Tiller was shot in the lobby of the church while distribuing church bulletins to attendees. The gunman shot Tiller, confronted to church members and fled the scene in a late-model vehicle registered in another part of the state of Kansas. Hours after the news of the shooting, authorities indicated they had apprehended the alleged shooter near Gardner, Kansas at around 2 p.m. local time.Wichita police Capt. Brent Allred had said that the FBI and the KBI were called in to assist officials with apprehending the shooter.More links below:
- Abortionist Tiller Dead
- Tiller Murder Defies Pro-Life Principles
- Kansas Group Condemns Shooting of Abortionist George Tiller
- Tiller Murder a Lawless Act of Violence
- Tiller Murder Condemned
- Update on George Tiller Killing
- Fr. Pavone Comments on Killing of George Tiller
- Tiller Shooting Suspect Caught
- Kline Condemns Tiller Murder
- George Tiller was Murdered
- OR Statement on George Tiller Murder