Ellison Condemns Kansas Physician Slaying:
“I join with President Obama and others in expressing my shock and outrage at the killing of Dr. George Tiller, a prominent Kansas physician.
I extend my heartfelt sympathies to Dr. Tiller’s family.
There is no room in America to ‘justify’ murder in the name of ideological differences. I condemn the act committed against Dr. Tiller as well as those who take comfort from his death.
I am grateful to President Obama and Attorney General Holder for providing additional security to certain doctors and clinics. However, no doctor or family planning provider should have to fear for their lives. Nor should they have to live with stalking, threats, harassment, intimidation or other acts of illegal demonstration.
Americans have ideological differences that we feel strongly about – but it is wrong to commit murder because of them.”