Scott Roeder is the man in Kansas charged with murdering late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller last year. In a courtroom yesterday, he took the stand and admitted that he did kill Tiller.
But he also told the judge and jury that he's not sorry about it. From the NY Times:
Lawyers for Mr. Roeder, who provided the only testimony for the defense in a trial that has spanned several weeks, are hoping that jurors will consider Mr. Roeders motive: his growing opposition to abortion, which he deemed criminal and immoral, and his mounting sense that laws and prosecutors and other abortion opponents were never going to stop Dr. Tiller from performing them.
I did what I thought was needed to be done to protect the children. I shot him, he testified, adding at another point, If I didnt do it, the babies were going to die the next day.
Was he remorseful? No, Mr. Roeder said without emotion. After the killing, he said, he felt a sense of relief.
I write about the Tiller killing because Fox News superstar Bill O'Reilly is in Tampa today. The cablecaster and best-selling author joins his Fox News colleague Glenn Beck today at the USF Sundome for their Bold Fresh Tour, where the two will speak to thousands twice today, at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in shows that sold out awhile ago.