Monday, June 8, 2009
The FOX News-infused man charged with murdering Dr. George Tiller, a physician who performed a controversial late-term abortion procedure, claimed from his jail cell that similar violence was planned around the nation for as long as the procedure remained legal.
A Justice Department spokesman said the threat was being taken seriously and additional protection had been ordered for abortion clinics last week. But a leader of the anti-abortion movement derided the accused shooter as “a fruit and a lunatic.”
Scott Roeder called The Associated Press from the Sedgwick County jail, where he’s being held on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated assault in the shooting of Dr. George Tiller one week ago.
“I know there are many other similar events planned around the country as long as abortion remains legal,” Roeder said. He would not elaborate.
Can someone please explain why this man isn’t also facing charges of domestic terrorism, along with the murder charges?