Defiant in court, a man who murdered one of the few U.S. doctors who performed late-term abortions used his sentencing hearing to do what the judge wouldn't let him do during his trial — justify his crime by describing abortion in gritty detail.This is a particular kind of defiance, though. JadeGold compared arguing with the gun rights folks to arguing with the anti-abortion people. Wouldn't there be an inconsistency in fighting for more freedom concerning gun rights and less government interference yet opposing these lawfully sanctioned procedures for women? I'm presuming most gun rights people oppose abortion rights for women. That could be wrong. What do you think?
Scott Roeder was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 50 years, the harshest sentence possible under Kansas law for gunning downin the foyer of the Wichita physician's church last May.
"I stopped him so he could not dismember another innocent baby," Roeder said. "Wichita is a far safer place for unborn babies without George Tiller."
"I did kill him. It was not a murder," Roeder said. "If you were to obey the higher power of God himself, you would acquit me."
As he was being led away in handcuffs after the sentencing, Roeder shouted, "Blood of babies on your hands."
If anyone needs an example of self-righteous justification, this is it. He also exemplifies the admirable quality of never backing down, of speaking truth to power and of course, pure self-sacrifice. This is a guy conservatives everywhere can be proud to call there own.
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