Kansas Late-Term Aborts Scott Roeder from Society:

That's convicted doctor murderer Scott Roeder, yelling, "Blood of babies on your hands" or some such blabber as he's led away in handcuffs to begin a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for 50 years. After 50 years, he's eligible to be considered for parole. He'd be 102. He's dying in prison.

Of course, Roeder's insane. He stalked and murdered George Tiller for performing a legal medical procedure. But to declare Roeder insane would be tantamount to declaring the entire anti-choice movement insane. And, however true, such breathtakingly sweeping statements are beyond our capabilities these days.

Roeder's true spiritual soulmate is Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter, who apparently believed he was stopping Muslims in Iraq from being killed by American soldiers. He decided the way to do that was to kill the people doing the killing. Other than the number of victims, there ain't a nickel's worth of difference between them. They both moved from extremist ideology to extremist actions.

In other words, the Scott Roeder conviction demonstrates that we can successfully try terrorists in a civilian court.