Jury Selection Delayed in Abortion Doctor Trial

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There is another trial delay for the man accused of killing late-term abortion doctor George Tiller.

Jury selection was supposed to start Tuesday. But prosecutors want more time to build their case against murder suspect Scott Roeder.

This comes after Sedgwick County Judge Warren Wilbert allowed the defense team to build a case for lesser charges of voluntary manslaughter.

"This judge has basically announced a death sentence for all of us who help women," said Dr. Warren Hern, longtime friend of Tiller who performs late-term abortions. "That is the effect of the ruling. This is an outrage."

"The damage is done. The judge has agreed to give him a platform," Hern added. "It is an act of incomprehensible stupidity on the part of the judge, but he is carrying out the will of the people of Kansas who are trying to get out of the 19th century."

Roeder's lawyers will argue their client believed it was necessary to kill tiller to save unborn babies.

If they convince the jury of that, Roeder could face a shorter prison sentence.

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