First Aired: Oct. 23, 2009 on NBC
Season 20 » Episode #05 - Dignity
Summary: A doctor who performs late-term abortions is murdered in church.
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Executive A.D.A. Michael Cutter: I'd like to show you something... People's 32 this is the wallet that Walter Benning was carrying when he was shot. And I want to show you these photos of his children and grandchildren. Photos that are stained with... I can't, I can't do this there's, there's been too much heartbreaking testimony. Just too much. We're dealing with an issue here that goes to the very mystery of our existence. What is life? When does it begin? At conception? At viability? At birth? And in good faith, we seek guidance from our moral leaders, from scientists. And we want so much to do the right thing, you know, the-the just thing. And we want reason and empathy to lead us to an answer, and-and we struggle so much to find that answer. Why? Because... because despite all our differences, we are joined in one belief that every life is special and unique and imbued with inalienable rights, and that belief compels us to reject the violence... and the unreasoned chaos that Wayne Grogan's act represents. Thank you.
Detective Kevin Bernard: [a man has been killed in a church, during a service] It has to be said: can I get a witness?[More Quotes]
- Ripped from the headlines about the shooting of notorious late-term abortionist George Tiller "The Killer".