Scott Roeder and his fellow supporters of "justifiable homicide" in the service of the anti-choice cause are doubtlessly celebrating this morning's news, reported by the AP:
The family of slain abortion provider George Tiller said Tuesday that his Wichita clinic will be "permanently closed," effective immediately.
In a statement released by Tiller's attorneys, his family said it is ceasing operation of Women's Health Care Services Inc. and any involvement by family members in any other similar clinic.
The fact that the family made clear that it would not be involved "in any other similar clinic" suggests that they are traumatized and fearful--in a word, terrorized. And no wonder, since Roeder, as I detailed yesterday, has issued warnings from his jail cell of further attacks on abortion providers--an act which, coming from just about any other comparable source, would certainly be deemed terrorism, and treated accordingly.
If that wasn't enough to intimidate the family (or other prospective abortion providers), local anti-abortion groups had also promised to step-up their longstanding protests at the clinic, as Mark S. Gietzen, president of the Kansas Coalition for Life, told the New York Times: