NOW Offers Condolences to Richard Schroeder’s Family
Statement of NOW President Terry O’Neill
October 30, 2009
NOW offers condolences to the family of Richard Schroeder, who died Thursday night. The death is being investigated as very suspicious, according to local police.
A retired U.S. marshal, Schroeder had provided protection to Dr. George Tiller, a heroic abortion provider who was murdered outside of his church in May.
Schroeder risked his own life to protect Dr. Tiller, and in doing so he ensured that women could exercise their fundamental right to safe and legal abortion. NOW honors and appreciates his legacy, and we will closely monitor the developments of this case.
Let us join NOW in offering condolences.
UPDATE: it was natural causes, it seems. Thanks to Roger in comments below. Condolences to his family are still very appropriate.