Roeder Sentencing

Statement by Peter B. Brownlie
President & CEO of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri

Sheila Kostas, 913.312.5100 x246
Sarah Gillooly, 913.312.5100 x225

Published: 04.01.10| Updated: 04.01.10

Planned Parenthood of Kansas & Mid-Missouri is grateful for the decision in Sedgwick County to sentence Scott Roeder to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 50 years served after being convicted of first-degree murder in the assassination of Dr. George Tiller.  We are satisfied the criminal justice system in Kansas has worked. 

Mr. Roeder’s conviction and sentencing represents a victory for the rule of law and a clear message that domestic terrorists will be held accountable in Kansas as elsewhere in America.  Roeder’s was the worst and most recent of many acts of terrorism aimed at physicians and health centers in Kansas in the last 20 years.  All of us at Planned Parenthood of Kansas & Mid-Missouri renew our support for and condolences to Dr. Tiller’s family and wish them peace and safety in the wake of the sentencing. We hope today’s outcome will begin to bring closure to this sad chapter of Kansas history.

Planned Parenthood is a vital resource for our community and for women and families throughout Kansas and Missouri.  We are a trusted source of health care and education for thousands of women, men, and children.  For more than 70 years, women have relied on Planned Parenthood to keep themselves and their families safe and healthy.

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