NEW YORK, 31 May 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fox News host Bill O’Reilly issued a scathing criticism of the notorious late-term abortionist George R. Tiller that aired the evening of May 30. During the segment, O’Reilly blasted Tiller for “executing fetuses” for “vague medical reasons.”
He was equally critical of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, who vetoed a bill that would have required Tiller to provide specific medical reasons for abortions after 21 weeks of pregnancy. “Incredibly, Gov. Sebelius is protecting Tiller,” O’Reilly said during his broadcast. “And Gov. Sebelius is allowing him to continue the slaughter. How the governor sleeps at night is beyond me.”
O’Reilly produced a document showing that Tiller has a lengthy history of campaign contributions to Sebelius going back to 1994.
O’Reilly’s guest was Rep. Ben Hodge, who resigned a committee post in protest of the lack of action by Speaker Melvin Neufeld to bring Tiller to justice.
When asked by O’Reilly if this was a disgrace upon everyone who lives in Kansas, Rep. Hodge responded, “Yes, I think it is. I think at times in American history there will be times when branches of government fail the people and I think this is one of those times.”
“O’Reilly’s remarks underscore what our own research and work has revealed about the web of corruption that surrounds and protects Tiller,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, who worked behind the scenes with Kansas legislators in an attempt to bring Tiller to justice.
“Because women come from every state to abort late- term babies at Tiller’s Wichita abortion mill, this is a national problem. We pray that the national exposure O’Reilly brings to this scandal will force the people of Kansas to begin taking meaningful action to clean up governmental corruption and bring Tiller to a court where he can be held accountable under the law as soon as possible,” said Newman.
See the (8 min. 15 sec.) video online here: