Abortion Advocates Accuse Specific Pro-Life People, Groups of Aiding Tiller Death

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 3, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Abortion Advocate Accuses Specific Pro-Life People, Groups of Aiding Tiller Death

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
June 3
, 2009

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Not content to making generalized comments attacking the pro-life community as a whole in an attempt to make it appear responsible for the vigilante shooting death of late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller, prominent abortion advocates are now targeting specific pro-life groups and people by name.

Emily Douglas, a staff columnist at RH Reality Check, perhaps the most visited blog specifically devoted to promoting abortions, is targeting Jill Stanek and Operation Rescue.

Douglas claims that pro-life groups have engaged in "protests, harassment, and hate speech" that led Scott Roeder, who has no affiliation with any legitimate pro-life organization, to allegedly kill Tiller.

She claims some pro-life advocates, after the weekend shooting, "seem only too happy to aid and abet the crazy ones who will resort to violence."

Douglas took aim at Stanek, a renowned pro-life nurse and blogger herself, for commenting on how Nebraska-based late-term abortion practitioner LeRoy Carhart is angling to take over Tiller’s late-term abortion business.

Stanek’s crime? She has accused Carhart of putting women’s health at risk by failing to get a city permit to certify repairs to his abortion center after fire damage and for operating his abortion center in the back of what appears to be a junkyard.

To make her case, Stanek provided copies of photos of Carhart’s dilapidated abortion center that have been posted on other web sites and are available to the public.

In Douglas’ eyes, this regard for the well-being of women is supposedly an accessory to murder by allegedly making Carhart a target of violence.

"She and her readers just want ‘to take a look.’ Why? She wants to prove her point that it’s a dingy building? Over Carhart’s safety, and the safety of his staff and patients?" Douglas writes.

Douglas also targets Operation Rescue and claims staffer Cheryl Sullenger must have had something to do with Tiller’s death because her name and number appeared in Roeder’s car because he wanted information about Tiller’s recent court appearance in a lawsuit state officials filed against him.

Not knowing Roeder, Sullenger provided the publicly-available information to Sullenger about the location of the hearing.

“He would call and say, ‘When does court start? When’s the next hearing?’” Sullenger told McClatchy newspapers. “I was polite enough to give him the information. I had no reason not to. Who knew? Who knew, you know what I mean?”

Douglas, pointing to information that has since come out about Roeder that Sullenger, and Douglas, did not know at the time, makes it so Sullenger should have had the omnipotent wherewithal to know "Roeder had a clear history of intention to commit violence."

Douglas concludes by alleging that Sullenger is to blame for Tiller’s death and Stanek is to blame if something happens to Carhart.

"And Sullenger was still ‘politely’ handing him information about Tiller’s whereabouts? Just as Jill Stanek is now still posting photographs of Dr. Carhart’s clinic?" she writes.

"As if they needed reminding, the antis now know exactly how low their brethren can stoop. Should they really be giving them more ammunition? What does the so-called pro-life community say about the posting of these pictures now? If another act of violence is committed, will they disavow that?"

Both Stanek and Operation Rescue have already repudiated the Tiller killing, both condemning it and urging that only peaceful, legal means be used to oppose unlimited abortions.

Ignoring that, the only response from Emily Douglas and abortion advocates is to inculcate the public that pro-life people are responsible.

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