A Death in Wichita

A Death in Wichita

Abortion Doctor George Tiller and the New American Civil War

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With A Death in Wichita (originally published as The Wichita Divide ) New York Times bestselling author Stephen Singular offers an in-depth account of the life and death of a controversial doctor, the debate that sparked his assassination, and the place where two Americas collide

On May 31, 2009, Scott Roeder walked into a Wichita church, drew a pistol, and shot Dr. George Tiller at point blank range. Tiller, who was the most public practitioner of late-term abortions in America, had been a lightning rod for controversy, regularly referred to in the conservative media as "Tiller, the Baby Killer."

Tiller's death was a pivotal, public murder in a war that has been raging for decades. It's a war of violently opposing ideologies, encompassing abortion, but also questions of privacy, sexuality, and religion. It's being fought in our nation's courtrooms, school and churches, on television sets, at our dinner tables, and in our bedrooms. And more and more, the key battlegrounds are in Kansas, once home to Brown vs. Board of Education and some of the bloodiest conflicts of the Civil War.
This is a gripping look at a cold-blooded terrorist action, two men representing opposite ideological extremes, and the region where those violent forces clash.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.
ISBN: 9781250008152
1250008158
Branch Call Number: 363.46 Singular 09/2012
Characteristics: 357 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill. ;,23 cm.

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AQUILEA777
May 29, 2017

Liberal author pays tribute to murdered abortionist George Tiller. (This is apparently the
same book as THE WICHITA DIVIDE.)
--- During 1998 through 2008, Tiller did 4800 late-term abortions. Around 2800 were viable,
though "some" had severe abnormalities, p 99. The author greatly admires Tiller for this.
Killing unwanted babies is sound public service; opposition is crazy and evil.
--- The Life side are racists, neo-Nazis and terrorists. ALL should be punished. Obstructing
abortion is like exterminating Jews. Christians should be kept off juries in abortion-related trials. The methods of late-term abortion should not be revealed to jurors. Photos of mangled fetuses should be suppressed as wicked and irrelevant. (Abortion is too wonderful to limit, but too horrible to show. The author made much of the "shocking" photo of the murdered Tiller, p 329.)
--- Republicans are murderous skinheads. Who but demagogues and hatemongers would oppose Obama?
--- Tiller saw himself as actively combatting "evil", p 39. He said he wanted to drive a stake
through the heart of the anti-abortion movement.
--- Tiller's assassin had no right to take another person's life (the way Tiller himself did). The dozen or so abortionists killed by extremists matter deeply; the 50,000,000 babies aborted since Roe do not.
--- Tiller loved doing abortions: the women were so grateful, and the dead fetuses never
complained. He gave life to all the women whose babies he killed, p 248.
--- Tiller was a champion of kindness and love, p 93 -- a "devoted humanitarian," p 247. He
"wholeheartedly dedicated his life to kindness, courtesy, justice, love, and respect," p 127. Tiller's compassion, wisdom, courage and vision must create the world anew, p 352.

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