Oh my fucking god. I just learned via Matttbastard on Twitter that Dr. George Tiller was shot dead as he was walking into his Sunday morning church services.
Dr. Tiller was one of the few late-term abortion providers in the country. He had previously been shot, his clinic burnt down, harassed by ideological anti-abortion attorney generals, and threatened with death countless times. We’ve written about his many trials and tribulations here numerous times. Still, Dr. Tiller continued to provide abortions to women who desperately needed them, to save their own lives or health, or due to tragic fetal deformities. He put the health of women above his own life.
And now he is dead.
There is no word on whether or not there is a suspect in custody as of yet. I’ll update as soon as I know. I’ve only just heard. And I’m in total shock. This is the first time an abortion provider has been murdered in over a decade. I have friends who work in abortion clinics. This is terrorism. And right now, I just don’t have the words.
UPDATE: It looks like a suspect is not in custody. Those in Wichita area please check out the details and contact police if you see anything:
Police were looking for a blue Ford Taurus with a K-State vanity plate, license number 225 BAB. Police described him as a white male in his 50’s or 60’s, 6’1,” 220 lbs, wearing a white shirt and dark pants.
UPDATE 2: The suspect is in custody, though he has not yet been named. Dr. Tiller’s family has also released a statement.
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