Cincinnati, OH (June 1, 2009) – George Tiller, a notorious late-term abortionist in Wichita, Kan., was murdered yesterday morning while serving as an usher in his church. Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting. Life Issues Institute emphatically condemns this violent act of killing. Bradley Mattes, executive director, said, “Not only is murder a direct contradiction to the philosophy and mission of the pro-life movement, it works to make our efforts of protecting unborn babies and their mothers from abortion that much harder.”
Mattes is the host of Facing Life Head-On, a weekly half-hour TV program on life issues sponsored by Life Issues Institute. He and a film crew had recently been in Wichita, interviewing and filming for an upcoming episode on Mr. Tiller. “While there we were struck by the violence perpetuated on preborn children and their mothers, by this abortionist” Mattes said. “This added act of violence is another tragic chapter in the ongoing controversy over abortion, and it’s not the answer to ending the violence inside abortion facilities.”
Life Issues Institute encourages the media, politicians and the general public to not paint the peaceful pro-life movement with a broad brush of radical behavior. J. C. Willke, MD, president of Life Issues Institute, said, “What happened to Mr. Tiller is tragic and wrong. We must remember that violence inside or outside of abortion facilities is never the answer. We will continue to work peacefully and within the law to end the killing of unborn babies.”
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