This week, anti-abortion activists staged an eBay auction to help raise a legal defense fund for Scott Roeder, the man charged with murdering abortion provider George Tiller back in May. The activists were hoping to capitalize on Roeder’s notoriety by selling off a series of his signed, pro-life memorabilia.
But before the items could hit the virtual auction block, eBay announced that the memorabilia would be removed from the site. In a statement, the company said that it would “not allow listings that promote or glorify violence, hate, racial or religious intolerance, or items that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity.”
Saint Louis cartoonist Gary McCoy had a more personal beef with the auction: It totally ripped off his work.