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Government Probe of Tiller Murder May Be Politically Motivated

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer One of the nation’s leading pro-life leaders believes the Justice Department’s decision to probe the murder of late-term abortionist George Tiller may be politically motivated and an excuse to smear the pro-life movement in America. According to an article by, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on June 5 that it would investigate the May 31 slaying of Tiller to determine if others were involved. The agency's press release stated it will "work tirelessly to determine the full involvement of any and all actors in this horrible crime, and to ensure that anyone who played a role in the offense is prosecuted to the full extent of federal law."   However, Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women for America, wonders if this is a legitimate investigation or a political payoff to the pro-abortion movement from the Obama administration.  "This may be more of a nefarious effort than it appears on its face," she said. "The Department of Justice may be trying to smear pro-lifers, as if we all belong in the same camp, as if we all advocate violence, when it's [actually] just the opposite."   Wright points out the fact that in conjunction with the Tiller investigation, Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered federal marshals to offer protection to "appropriate people and facilities" involved in abortion around the U.S. However, according to the group, Move Forward America, there have been more than 60 anti-military offenses committed by groups in the U.S. since 2003 and no investigations have been launched in these cases.   "There have been a multitude of violent acts against military recruiters and at military recruiting stations throughout the United States," she emphasizes. "These are recent attacks -- and one occurred the day after George Tiller was murdered, [an act in which] one of our young soldiers was killed by a Muslim jihadist." Yet not one marshal, she adds, has been dispatched to protect those facilities. © All Rights Reserved, Living His Life Abundantly®/Women of Grace®