Congress Condemns Killing of Late-Term Abortion Practitioner George Tiller

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 10, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Congress Condemns Killing of Late-Term Abortion Practitioner George Tiller

by Steven Ertelt Editor
June 10
, 2009

Washington, DC ( — Members of Congress on Tuesday approved a resolution condemning the recent killing of late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller. The Kansas-based abortion business owner was killed at his church allegedly by Scott Roeder, who has no affiliations with any pro-life groups.

The House resolution condemned that Tiller "was killed in his place of worship, a place intended for peace and refuge that in a moment became a place for violence and murder."

It noted that he is "mourned by his family, friends, congregation, community, and colleagues."

The resolution didn’t mention that Tiller did abortions or that the abortions he did occurred on women late in pregnancy and unborn children who could have possible survived on their own following viability.

Instead, the resolution, which received a unanimous vote from both pro-life and pro-abortion members of both parties in Congress, focused on other killings that have taken place at churches across the country.

The resolution concluded, "Whereas violence is deplorable, and never an acceptable avenue for expressing opposing viewpoints: Now, therefore, be it resolved that the House of Representatives offers its condolences to Dr. Tiller’s family and commits to the American principle that tolerance must always be superior to intolerance, and that violence is never an appropriate response to a difference in beliefs."

Yesterday, the Tiller family released a statement saying the Women’s Health Care Services abortion center will be "permanently closed."

Tiller was allegedly shot by Scott Roeder, a militia activist with no connections with any pro-life organizations. Roeder’s family has also indicated that he battled with mental illness over the years.

Hundreds of pro-life groups have since issued statements condemning the shooting and saying it doesn’t represent the views of the majority of Americans who are pro-life on abortion and seek legal and peaceful means to protect human life.

However, that hasn’t stopped pro-abortion groups from attacking the majority of Americans who take a pro-life position on abortion and referring to them as terrorists.

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