Ebay removes anti-abortion memorabilia from site

Liz De La Torre

From The Associated Press

WICHITA, Kan. – Online auction house eBay says it has begun removing several items put up for sale by anti-abortion activists trying to raise funds for the man accused of killing a Kansas abortion provider.

The San Jose, Calif. company said Monday the items violated its listing policies.

Activists say at least 10 items were removed. But some items from supporters of Scott Roeder could still be found on eBay as of Monday afternoon. Roeder is charged in the May 31 fatal shooting of Dr. George Tiller in his Wichita church.

One of the items still up for sale was a worn Bible that had belonged to Shelley Shannon, an Oregon woman who shot and wounded Tiller in 1993.

Roeder’s supporters say they were putting the items on eBay to raise money for his defense.