on the O'Reilly Factor Monday, conservative pundit Ann Coulter took
a jab at the media's white-glove treatment of Kansas late-term
abortionist George Tiller following his murder last month, pointing out
the ironic situation of those defending the killing of unborn children
while expressing horror at Tiller's violent demise.
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Providing a mock foil to host O'Reilly's unequivocal condemnation of
the bloodshed, Coulter framed the death of Tiller, gunned down in a
Wichita Lutheran Church May 31, with the abortion lobby's softening
"I don't like to think to think of it as a murder, it was terminating
Tiller in the 203rd trimester," she said.
O'Reilly objected, "You can't diminish what that killer did, or you
"I am personally opposed to shooting abortionists, but I don't want to
impose my moral values on others," Coulter insisted. "If you
don't believe in shooting abortionists, then don't shoot an
After O'Reilly continued objecting by condemning the murder, Coulter
explained that her remarks were meant to parallel the pro-abortion
argument: "If you don't believe in abortion, don't have an abortion."
Citing American Liberalism's support of abortion-on-demand and
euthanasia, Coulter said, "in this one case, they're finally against
someone dying: a man responsible for killing 60,000 babies."
Both pro-abortion and pro-life groups issued strong condemnations of
Tiller's murder immediately following the incident. However,
several liberal voices blamed pro-life and conservative groups for
supposedly precipitating the murder by decrying Tiller's gruesome
Among the most vituperated was Bill O'Reilly, whom CNBC's Keith
Olbermann called "the principal perpetrator" in the murder for his
earlier hard-hitting exposés of the abortionist.
O'Reilly responded by strongly condemning the "vigilantism" that took
Tiller's life, and questioned the mainstream media's "glorification of
Tiller" in the wake of the incident.
One of the most infamous abortionists in U.S. history, Tiller was at
the time of his murder under investigation by the Kansas State Board of
Healing Arts for allegedly performing illegal late-term abortions
without adequate medical justification.
Contact: Kathleen Gilbert
Date: June 24, 2009
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