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Obama: Tiller death 'heinous'

Associated Press - May 31, 2009 7:03 PM ET

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he is shocked and outraged over the killing of an abortion provider at a Kansas church.

Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed Sunday morning while he was serving as an usher at a church in Wichita, Kan. The White House released a statement from the president Sunday evening.

Obama says violence is not the answer to resolve differing opinions on abortion and said the shooting is a murder. Tiller was 1 of the nation's few providers of late-term abortions. He was the object of decades of protests and attacks.

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