Murder, Abortion and the Right to Life

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Scott Roeder is the lone suspect in Sunday's killing of Dr. George Tiller, gunned down in a Wichita, Kansas church on Sunday.  The assassination of the late-term abortionist has led to federal security measures at clinics around the country. Its impact on the right-to-life movement is still unclear, but previous violence has drastically reduced the availability of operations to terminate pregnancies. We hear about the continuing investigation into Tiller's killing and about his role as a doctor and as a symbol. With polls showing diminished support for the right to choose, we'll talk with advocates on both sides.

Credits

Guests:
Nicholas Riccardi - Reporter, Los Angeles Times, Cynthia Gorney - Professor of Journalism, University of California at Berkeley, Patrick Mahoney - Director, Christian Defense Coalition, Nancy Northup - Center for Reproductive Rights

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Karen Radziner