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On Sunday morning May 31, 2009, Dr. George Tiller was assassinated while serving as a church usher. Scott Roeder, who had previously stalked him to learn his day-to-day routine, shot him point-blank for a single reason: Dr. Tiller was an abortion provider. As we commemorated the six-year anniversary of this horrific incident of domestic terrorism on Sunday, it is important to understand how Dr. Tiller’s death continues to haunt the lives of abortion providers—and inspire the extremists who still target them.

 

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