Arizona Right to Life is committed to the protection of all innocent human life through peaceful and lawful methods.
The Associated Press has reported that Dr. George Tiller, one of the few providers in the United States of late term abortions, was gunned down in his Kansas church this morning at approximately 10:00 am. Dr. Tiller died at the scene.
Witchita Police have announced that they have a suspect in custody.
Arizona Right to Life extends its deepest condolences to Dr. Tiller’s family and joins in the call for his assassin to be captured and brought to swift and legal justice.
At this time the motive for the murder is unknown. It is speculated that Dr. Tiller was murdered in an act of anti-abortion violence. Arizona Right to Life unequivocally denounces the murder of Dr. Tiller, regardless of the motivation of the killer. Since its inception, Arizona Right to Life has always maintained a strict policy of non-violence. We condemn any and all acts of violence as a means to end the abortion conflict, and reject any association with organizations or individuals who do employ violence in their efforts.
Arizona Right to Life will continue to work faithfully through Educational, Legislative and other peaceful, legal methods to bring a full restoration of the right to life to all innocent human beings, from conception to natural death, and a provision of protection for women, the elderly, the handicapped and others who would be victimized by radical anti-life efforts.