Murdering fuck Scott Roeder, who killed Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller last year, has been convicted of murder after just 40 minutes of jury deliberation. Not voluntary manslaughter or any of this picayune bullshit his attorney’s were trying to get him charged on – straight up murder, for which Roeder faces a life sentence, meaning that his one and only stop on the express train to hell should be a nice long layover in prison. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.
Congratulations to the jury on the case, who apparently did not see gunning down a man inside a church before the eyes of his wife and family as the tricky moral grey area the defense attempted to portray it as. And while it’s great to see Roeder do the time he deserves for his horrific crime, the real importance of the verdict may be the message it sends to anti-abortion extremists. That message: it’s still murder to kill someone even if you really, really don’t like what they’re doing. That’s why we have laws against it, and not against abortion, which is what class? NOT THE SAME THING AT ALL!