Dr. Tiller was murdered by an anti-abortion zealot. Soon thereafter, the President issued this statement:

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  May 31, 2009

STATEMENT FROM THE PRESIDENT ON THE MURDER OF DR. GEORGE TILLER

I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning.  However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence.

On Monday, Pvt. William Long and Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula were shot by another religious zealot outside of a recruiting center. As of today, there is no statement from the White House. While I understand the President cannot be expected to respond to every public act of violence, the shooting of two servicemen on American soil by a Muslim fanatic certainly deserves the public claim of shock and outrage.

I’m waiting, Mr. President.

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