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Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Tiller the Killer: Let's set the record straight

The White Man mourns the untimely death of George Tiller, who recently became the victim of an illegal late-term abortion; very late-term, it occurred some 822 months after he began to grow inside his mother's womb. The abortionist has been identified as Scott Roeder, who was neither officially trained nor licensed to perform the procedure that resulted in Tiller's death. Neither was the facility where the abortion was performed--Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita--approved for this procedure. As a result, Roeder has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder, a non-capital offense in Bleeding Kansas.

The purpose of this post is not to offer an opinion as to whether this abortion was right or wrong, or whether laws against this type of abortion should be passed or upheld. It is just to address some of the incorrect or inconsistent statements flying around in regards to George Tiller and his fatal encounter with Scott Roeder.

First of all, it is commonly alleged that most of the people George Tiller killed were deformed babies. On the other hand, we have George Tiller himself stating in 1995, more than 13 years before he himself was aborted:

"We have some experience with late terminations: about 10,000 patients between 24 and 36 weeks and something like 800 fetal anomalies between 26 and 36 weeks in the past 5 years."

So, there you have it. Although he went on to abort another 50,000 patients, the ratio at that time was less than one per cent deformed babies and over 99 per cent healthy babies. This says nothing of the deformed and healthy women who died as collateral damage when he was going after their offspring.

It has been mentioned several times that an earlier illegal abortion was attempted on George Tiller, by Rachelle Ranae Shannon, in 1993. This botched abortion resulted in superficial wounds to the patient's arms, but no lasting damage, and Tiller survived to kill again. What's often claimed regarding "Shelly" Shannon is that she received a life sentence for attempted murder. This isn't true; she received 11 years. After being arrested for the illegal abortion attempt, however, she confessed to a number of federal offenses and is now doing time for arson, interference with commerce by force and interstate travel in aid of racketeering--which, in her case, carried almost double the penalty for attempted murder. She continues to unsuccessfully appeal these convictions, and is scheduled to be released in another 9 years.

It's also claimed that she is imprisoned in California; this was true at one point, but as of press time she's housed in a low-security federal prison for white females in Minnesota.

The claim is also being noised abroad that what George Tiller did included the rare late-term abortion. In fact, it was his specialty, and women came from around the country to participate. It has been a lot more rare for the past week, that much is obvious; but as long as Women's Health Care Services remained open, it was one of the most common surgical procedures in Wichita.

Finally, we could go into the hundreds of thousands of dollars George Tiller spent keeping the law off his case, but nothing misleading seems to have been reported on this topic. Suffice it to say that his demise probably means a significant drop in funding for the Wichita political machine.

1 comment:

  1. Is it wrong for me, as a Christian, to be happy that blood was required for blood?


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