Chilling

Tiller Suspect Warns of Violence

Scott Roeder, the man accused of killing high-profile late-term abortion doctor George Tiller, recently called the Associated Press from a Sedgwick County jail and predicted more violence against abortion doctors and clinics. Roeder said, "I know there are many other similar events planned around the country as long as abortion remains legal," although he refused to elaborate. The Justice Department is taking the threat seriously and has ordered additional protection for abortion clinics. Leaders of the anti-abortion movement have distanced themselves from Roeder, calling him "a fruit and a lunatic." Roeder allegedly gunned down Tiller, one of the only U.Sl doctors that performs third-trimester abortions, while Tiller served as an usher at his Lutheran church.