( – promoted by Colorado Pols)
I figure we can use an open thread of the terrorist murder of a citizen in Kansas.
President Obama said it very well:
I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning. However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence.
And we may face a terrorist attempt here in Boulder. From the Colorado Independent
Hours after the Sunday morning shooting death of late-term abortion doctor George Tiller in Wichita, Kan., a Boulder physician – who says he could be the only doctor in the world still performing the procedure – said Tiller’s assassination was the “absolutely inevitable consequence” of decades of anti-abortion fanaticism.
“Every doctor that does abortions has been under an assassination threat for decades,” Hern said. “The anti-abortion movement message is, ‘Do what we tell you to do or we will kill you,’ and they do. This is a fascist movement.”
Hern laid blame for Tiller’s death at the feet of the anti-abortion movement’s encouragement of violence against abortion providers and the Republican Party’s “exploitation” of the extremist rhetoric.