Accused Killer of Abortion Doc Wrestles With Pro-Life Group
Operation Rescue denies donations
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2009 5:50 PM CDT
In this Tuesday, June 2, 2009 file photo, Scott Roeder makes his first court appearance via a video link from the Sedgwick County Jail in Wichita, Kan.   (AP Photo/Jaime Oppenheimer, Pool, file)
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(Newser) – The Kansas City man accused of gunning down an abortion provider is upset over his rocky relationship with a major pro-life group, the Kansas City Star reports. In a jailhouse interview, Scott Roeder said he has donated thousands of dollars to Operation Rescue—which denies the donations, denounces Roeder, and condemns the killing of Dr. George Tiller. "I haven’t been able to find him in the database,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

“We’ve worked 20 years in the pro-life movement to do things within the system,” said Newman. “It certainly doesn’t help us out when guys assassinate abortionists in their church." Roeder said he wrote Newman from jail: “I told him, ‘You better get your story straight because my lawyer said it’d be good for me to show that I was supporting a pro-life organization.'"