I just saw Rachel Maddow's latest comments on the murder of George Tiller, and I was very saddened to learn that a member of Operation Rescue was in contact with the accused killer, and might even have provided Tiller's whereabouts to him (not knowing what he had planned, she says). Maddow was only too eager to highlight this link, and to point out that Operation Rescue (based in Witchita) maintains a "Tiller Watch" on its website.
Though I don't agree with their overtly religious approach to anti-abortion activism, I do believe the people at OR are doing good work and are decent people. They always condemn violence towards abortion providers, as I do - it's batshit insane. In my opinion, they don't encourage this sort of thing in any way. I hate to see them dragged into Tiller's murder because of one member's contact with the accused.
Tiller might have been a distant relative, BTW. I've known that for years and it's pretty awkward. But that's not why I condemn this kind of violence.
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