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Scott Roeder Got Off On One of Those Liberal Technicalities

Scott Roeder, the man charged with murdering abortion doctor George Tiller, had been arrested once before in 1996, on charges of holding illegal explosives.
Ironically, he eventually got out of jail when courts ruled that police had improperly searched his car, The New York Times reported.
In other words, he was sprung on exactly the sort of “technicality” that liberals usually defend and conservatuives decry — proof that these sorts of protections don’t inherently favor any particular type of accused person.
Even more ironically — given that Roeder seemed to believe Big Brother was stomping on his freedoms — he was sprung because of America’s strong commitment to civil liberties.

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Dean Myrick

posted June 2, 2009 at 11:37 am

I am a Conservative, not a Republican. The Republican Party is no longer the party of small, un-intrusive government. I believe there is only one party now. That of ever-expanding explosive spending and intrusiveness, the Democrats and Repubs belong to that party equally. The only difference between the two is how they want to spend that money and the fact that at least the Dems will tell you upfront most of the time that they plan on increasing spending.
Now for Scott Roeder. If the police had done their job properly he wouldn’t have gotten off. Another thing that I haven’t seen yet is any details describing the situation in which he was stopped and searched. In all honesty (albeit not likely) he could have been out in the country going to blow out tree stumps for all I know. I am going to go look for more detail on this.

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Dean Myrick

posted June 2, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Here’s a pretty informative link that gives some background on Mr. Roeder. I understand that he may have been mentally ill. That is no excuse for this heinous act.
Apparently he had quite a history with the clinic that Dr. Tillman worked at. I still haven’t heard much about the details surrounding his arrest in 1996. I think a reasonable person would conclude, given his other associations and acts that he was not blowing out stumps.
I am against abortion. I do not think it should be illegal because that would only lead to very risky underground clinics. I think that we should do everything we can (obviously short of violence and illegal actions) to lessen the number of abortions performed.
I pray for Dr. Tiller and his family. I also pray for Scott Roeder and his family. This is a tragedy all around and effects millions of decent people on both sides of the debate.

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posted June 2, 2009 at 9:05 pm

“I am against abortion. I do not think it should be illegal because that would only lead to very risky underground clinics. I think that we should do everything we can (obviously short of violence and illegal actions) to lessen the number of abortions performed.”
Not to be rude but you need to really research abortion before it was legal. Most abortions happened in doctors clinics.
Very few woman took their own lives before abortion was legal.The coat hanger argument works as a propaganda piece at rallies.
“For decades prior to its legalization, 90% of all abortions were done by physicians in their offices, NOT IN BACK ALLEYS. Fifteen years before abortion was legal in the United States, 85% if illegal abortions were done by reputable physicians in good standing in their local medical associations. Even PP stated that “90% of all illegal abortions are presently done by physicians.”
This information taken from the U.S Bureau of Vital Statistics and Mary Calderone, “illegal Abortion as a Public Health Problem,” American Journal of Health 50 (July 1960);949.
“Since 90% of pre-1973 illegal abortions were done by doctors, it’s safe to assume many physicians would continue to give abortions.”
From the book, “Pro-life Answers to Pro-choice Questions,” by Randy Alcorn 173.
“For decades prior to abortion being legalized in the United States around 85% of illegal abortions were done by reputable doctors in their local clinics.”
Alfred Kinsey, Abortion Questions and Answers (Cincinnati, Ohio: Hayes Publishing Co., 1988), 169.
In 1960, Planned Parenthood stated that 90% of all illegal abortions are presently done by physicians.”
Mary Calderone, Illegal Abortion as a Public Health Problem,” American Journal of Health 50 (July 1960): 949
“Research confirms that the actual number of abortion deaths in the 25 year prior to 1973 averaged 250 a year, with a high of 388 in 1948.”
In 1966 before the state legalized abortion, 120 mothers died from abortion.
By 1972, abortion was still illegal in 80% of the country but the use of antibiotics had greatly reduced the risk. The number dropped to 39 maternal deaths from abortion that year.”
U.S Bureau of Vital Statistics
There is no reason to think that should Roe be overturned that women would resort back to coathangers.
I do not pray for Tiller he is gone and being judged as we speak.
I pray that this opens his families eyes to the horror of what he did. That they have a change of heart and start standing up for the unborn in the womb. I pray for his church, that they to learn what God says about life in the womb. That from now on they will stand up for Christ and the child in the womb.

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oem hanger

posted August 18, 2010 at 12:00 am

nice post,I like the post thank you

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