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Does anti-Tiller rhetoric share some blame?

abortionanti4Though we still don't know much about Scott P. Roeder, who allegedly murdered Wichita abortion provider George Tiller, Kansas City Star columnist Mike Hendricks thinks some blame for the killing may rest with the "vitriolic rhetoric aimed at Tiller these past couple of decades by anti-abortion activists." He said that certain groups "fomented hate toward a man who, rightly or wrongly, believed he was serving a noble purpose by being one of the few doctors in the country who performed late-term abortions." And that blind hatred, Hendricks said, may have prompted "some maniac to take a gun into a church and shoot a man to death."