For Immediate Release
Ted Miller, Communications Director
NARAL Pro-Choice America Statement on Jury’s Conviction of Scott Roeder
WASHINGTON - Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, issued the
following statement in response to a jury's conviction of Scott Roeder
as guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Dr. George Tiller.
"The jury examined the facts of this case and rightfully convicted
Scott Roeder for the brutal murder of Dr. George Tiller inside his
church in Kansas. Our thoughts are with Dr. Tiller's family and
friends. Even though this conviction brings a murderer to justice, it
won't replace the husband, father, and grandfather they lost last May.
Dr. Tiller was a tireless advocate for reproductive health who called
on us to 'trust women' to make the personal, private decisions that are
best for them and their families. We will continue to honor his legacy
of compassion and resolve.
"We also call on opponents of a woman's right to choose to end the
practice of inflammatory rhetoric and tactics that inspire this kind of
violent action from the most extreme factions of the anti-choice
movement. No other abortion provider's family should have to endure the
tragedy of seeing their loved one killed for providing an essential and
legal health service to women."
More information about violence against abortion providers and their patients
For more than 30 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has been the nation's leading advocate for privacy and a woman's right to choose. With more than one million members and supporters, NARAL Pro-Choice America is fighting to protect the pro-choice values of freedom and privacy. With the Supreme Court one vote away from overturning Roe v. Wade and many state legislatures under anti-choice control, our work has never been more important.