Warren Hern, who says he could be the only doctor left who specializes in late-term abortions, spoke to the Colorado Independent:
“We don’t have to invade Iraq to find terrorists. They’re right here killing abortion doctors.” “Every doctor that does abortions has been under an assassination threat for decades,” Hern said. “The anti-abortion movement message is, Do what we tell you to do or we will kill you,’ and they do. This is a fascist movement.”
Hern laid blame for Tiller’s death at the feet of the anti-abortion movement’s encouragement of violence against abortion providers and the Republican Party’s “exploitation” of the extremist rhetoric. “Dr. Tiller is dead by an anti-abortion assassin, and this is the absolutely inevitable consequence of 35 years of anti-abortion fanatic rhetoric and intimidation and assassination violence and exploitation by the Republican Party of this movement,” Hern told the Independent.
Holder has called out the US Marshals to protect Hern and other abortion providers around the country.