Suspect Admits Shooting Abortion Doctor

'Pre-born children's lives were in imminent danger,' Roeder says
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 9, 2009 3:01 PM CST
This undated booking photo originally released June 2, 2009, by the Sedgwick County Jail shows Scott Roeder, who has confessed to shooting and killing abortion provider Dr. George Tiller.   (AP Photo/Sedgwick County Jail)
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(Newser) – The man accused of shooting a Kansas abortion provider has confessed to the killing and says he has no regrets. "Because of the fact pre-born children's lives were in imminent danger, this was the action I chose," Scott Roeder said in an interview with the AP. The 51-year-old Kansas City man is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault in the May 31 shooting of Dr. George Tiller at the abortion provider's Wichita church.

Tiller had been the target of protests for most of the 36 years that he performed abortions at his Wichita clinic. He was one of few US providers of late-term abortions.