Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Forgotten Victims

When we think of of the victims Scott Roeder has left behind we remember Dr. George Tiller and his family. Many of us also think of the women who now have less ability to obtain legal medical care they need. But we often forget a group who are injured just as much - Scott Roeder's family.

Neither Roeder's ex-wife nor his son asked to be drug into this. To be questioned by the FBI. To have people wonder if you're like him or could you have prevented his terrorist activity. We can only imagine what they go through on a daily basis. They are the lost victims in all of this. The ones people don't think about but who have been hurt just as truly and deeply as any other.

So, when you say your prayers tonight, include Roeder's family. They deserve our support too.



  1. I'm not one for prayers...but I can only imagine what his family is going through. Especially in cases like this that are highly charged, it's easy to say the family "should have known" or "should have done something" - but it's never that easy. The innocent members of his family deserve the full support of our community.

  2. Thank you, my son and I are greatly humbled by your comments.