Scott Roeder, 51, of Merriam, KS is being charged today in connection with the shooting death yesterday of abortion provider, Dr. George Tiller. Roeder who belonged to the extremist anti-government "freeman" movement had an explosives conviction and had previously allegedly posted a statement on an anti-abortion website in 2007 about sending people to Tiller's Church to talk to him. He has also visited a woman in prison convicted for shooting Tiller in the 1990s. Freeman are oppossed to the existence of the federal government, have their own independent monetary and court system and are vigorously opposed to abortion, any restrictions on weapons, and have been involved in numerous crimes over the last 20 years. The killing comes as polling shows more Americans supporting pro-life stance for the first time:
Michelle Goldberg: Daily Beast/Pro Life Insurrection
David Neiwert Blog (expert analyst)
Pro Choice Organization: NARAL
Pro Life Organization: Family Research Council
Roe v. Wade (1973) U.S. Supreme Court
Tiller Family Statement
Tiller called "Mass Murderer"