The Wichita divide: the murder of Dr. George Tiller and the battle over abortion

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The New York Times bestselling author offers an in-depth account of the life and death of a controversial doctor, the debate that sparked his assassination, and the place where two Americas collide On May 31, 2009, Scott Roeder walked into a Wichita church, drew a pistol, and shot Dr. George Tiller at point blank range. Tiller, who was the most public practitioner of late-term abortions in America, had been a lightning rod for controversy, regularly referred to in the conservative media as "Tiller, the Baby Killer."Tiller's death was a pivotal, public murder in a war that has been raging for decades. It's a war of violently opposing ideologies, encompassing abortion, but also questions of privacy, sexuality, and religion. It's being fought in our nation's courtrooms, school and churches, on television sets, at our dinner tables, and in our bedrooms. And more and more, the key battlegrounds are in Kansas, once home to Brown vs. Board of Education and some of the bloodiest conflicts of the Civil War.This is a gripping look at a cold-blooded terrorist action, two men representing opposite ideological extremes, and the region where those violent forces clash.
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subject_facetAbortion -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States
Case studies
Murder victims -- Kansas -- Wichita
Physicians -- Kansas -- Wichita
Pro-choice movement -- United States -- Case studies
Pro-life movement -- United States -- Case studies
Roeder, Scott
Tiller, George, -- 1941-2009
title_displayThe Wichita divide : the murder of Dr. George Tiller and the battle over abortion
title_fullThe Wichita divide : the murder of Dr. George Tiller and the battle over abortion / Stephen Singular
title_shortThe Wichita divide
title_subthe murder of Dr. George Tiller and the battle over abortion
topic_facetAbortion
Moral and ethical aspects
Murder victims
Physicians
Pro-choice movement
Pro-life movement
Roeder, Scott
Tiller, George