Sunday, October 25, 2009

Auction Planned to Raise Money for Scott Roeder's Defense

The Kansas City Star reports that anti-choice forces are planning an online auction to raise funds to hire a new defense team for Scott Roeder.
Leach and others would like to help Roeder hire a lawyer to present what is known as a necessity defense. That strategy would argue that Tiller was killed to prevent a greater harm — killing babies. Other anti-abortion activists charged with violent crimes have tried to use such a defense but with little success.


The number of terrorists making donations is scary to say the least. Dave Leach, Shelly Shannon, even Scott Roeder himself. Dinwiddie (photo right) is a friend of both Scott Roeder and Paul Hill, another convicted domestic terrorist.
“This is unique,” said Regina Dinwiddie, a Kansas City anti-abortion activist . . . . “Nobody’s ever done this before. The goal is that everybody makes money for Scott Roeder’s defense.”

Roeder said in a phone interview that he was excited about the auction.

“I think it’s great,” he said. “I appreciate all of the efforts going into that. I’m all for anything that might bring some donations in.”

But he declined to comment about whether he would use such a defense.

According to the Kansas City Star, eBay would not say if they would allow the auction or not.
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