Pro-Life Advocate Concerned Obama Admin Probe on George Tiller Shooting Biased

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

Pro-Life Advocate Concerned Obama Admin Probe on George Tiller Shooting Biased

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
June 9
, 2009

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A leading pro-life advocate is concerned the investigation the Obama administration has opened into the shooting death of late-term abortion practitioner is biased. Wendy Wright, the head of Concerned Women for America, says similar probes haven’t been opened related to other killings.

Tiller, who operated a Kansas-based late-term abortion business, was shot at his church just over a week ago.

The alleged gunman is Scott Roeder, a Kansas man with a supposed history of mental illness and militia connections but with no affiliations with any pro-life groups.

Though it is believed that Roeder operated alone, the Obama administration has opened up an investigation to determine whether that it the case or if other individuals assisted him.

Wright, in an interview with OneNewsNow, says she questions the motive behind the probe and believes it could be politically motivated as a payback from President Obama to the pro-abortion groups that spent millions to get him elected last year.

"This may be more of a nefarious effort than it appears on its face that, in fact, the Department of Justice may be trying to smear pro-lifers, as if we all belong in the same camp, as if we all advocate violence, when it’s [actually] just the opposite," she told ONN.

Wright points out that other incidents, such as killings involving the targeting of military personnel, have not been subject to the same probes.

"There have been a multitude of violent acts against military recruiters and at military recruiting stations throughout the United States," she said. "These are recent attacks — and one occurred the day after George Tiller was murdered, [an act in which] one of our young soldiers was killed by a Muslim jihadist."

Wright also noted that U.S. marshals did not protect the military in the same way they are offering protection to some abortion practitioners.

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