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"Because of the fact preborn children's lives were in imminent danger this was the action I chose. ... I want to make sure that the focus is, of course, obviously on the preborn children and the necessity to defend them," Roeder said. "Defending innocent life — that is what prompted me. It is pretty simple," he said.
His confession came on the same day several strident abortion opponents released their "Defensive Action Statement 3rd Edition" that proclaims any force that can be used to defend the life of a "born child is legitimate to defend the life of an unborn child." The statement's 21 signers demand Roeder's jurors be allowed to consider the "question of when life begins" in deciding whether lethal force was justified.
"No, I don't have any regrets because I have been told so far at least four women have changed their minds, that I know of, and have chosen to have the baby," Roeder said. "So even if one changed her mind it would be worth it. No, I don't have any regrets."
Originally posted by nunya13
I fear that this trial will be THE trial that sets the precedence for defining when life begins.
Originally posted by concernedcitizan
Don't expect cool heads with this subject. For me it's a big non issue but alot of americans don't. I recently moved to Amsterdam where abortion is gov. subsidized up to the 24th month