Dr. Tiller's Assassin Says He's an Operation Rescue Financial Supporter

Both Dr. Tiller's and Pvt. Long's accused assassins consider the killings to be justified.

Despite statements by Pvt. Long's assassin that he acted alone, the FBI is investigating his ties with a small mosque in Columbus, Ohio.

When Dr. Tiller's assassin was arrested the phone number to Cheryl Sullenger, Operation Rescue's senior policy adviser, was found inside his car. [Ms. Sullenger served two years in prison after being convicted in 1988 of conspiring to bomb a California abortion clinic.]

According to Troy Newman, Operation Rescue's president, Scott Roeder has never been a member, contributor, or volunteer with Operation Rescue.

Turns out Dr. Tiller's assassin begs to differ:

In a phone interview Friday, Roeder said he was upset at the president of Operation Rescue, Troy Newman, who had condemned the killing and said his organization had nothing to do with Roeder.

“He said that I never was a member and I never contributed any money,” Roeder said. “Well, my gosh, I’ve got probably a thousand dollars worth of receipts, at least, from the money I’ve donated to him.”

Roeder said he wrote Newman a letter from jail.

“I told him, ‘You better get your story straight because my lawyer said it’d be good for me to show that I was supporting a pro-life organization.’ ”

Newman said Friday he didn’t believe Roeder gave money to his group.

“We have a database, but I haven’t been able to find him in the database,” he said. “If he did (donate), we have probably over the past 10 years over 50,000 people who have contributed to us.”

No word yet if the FBI might possibly be bothered to investigate Dr. Tiller's assassin ties with Operation Rescue.

Also, Troy Newman, if both you and Dr. Tiller's assassin are telling the truth, call your accountant. Despite the fact that you seem to consider a thousand dollars an insignificant sum of money, it looks like financial improprieties are being committed with your organization's funds.