Late-term abortion doctor, George Tiller, was murdered today. As a prominent advocate for abortion, and a doctor that has been accused on 19 counts of illegally aborting viable babies, he is no stranger to people being angry with him. Today's shooting that took the doctor's life while he was at church, however, was a foolish act by a dangerous individual. As a Christian, and a member of the human race, I abhor this kind of violence.
We don't know, at this point, if the shooter gunned down Tiller because of his active role in the killing of unborn children, or if the incident was carried out for other reasons. The danger, however, is that pro-abortion advocates are going to use this as further reason to call pro-lifers "extremists." The pro-choice movement has its martyr, and I have no doubt they will milk it for all it is worth to them. That is a shame, because regardless of the political angle, a man is dead, gunned down in cold blood by a coward who made a personal decision to cause the death of another fellow human being.
While I do not tolerate violence against abortionists, I also do not tolerate violence from the other side, and the pro-abortion lobby has created their own violence against pro-lifers in the past as well (in addition to supporting the killing of children in the womb). In other words, before jumping to the conclusion that pro-lifers are violent because a single idiot decided to put a few bullets into Tiller, take a look at your own track record as well, and realize that actions like this are performed by individuals - foolish individuals who have decided to take matters into their own hands, rather than follow the rule of law.
In reality, the pro-life movement is a large, and very peaceful, movement. The goal is to save the lives of unborn children. If pro-lifers believe children in the womb have a right to live, then why would someone of the same mentality destroy an adult life in the violent fashion that George Tiller was gunned down?
Violent methods of putting across a message in a civil society don't work. Peaceful methods regarding this issue are the most effective. Acting as this shooter did only gives the child killers fuel to say that pro-lifers are violent, when nothing could be further from the truth.
This is not the right moment to be demonizing the pro-life movement. This is a time to mourn the death of a fellow human being, gunned down without the ability to defend himself - killed in cold blood.
Tiller's death, however, should not turn eyes away from what he did. He killed children. Abortion is mass-genocide of the unborn.
One wonders, with the death of George Tiller (of which I am adamantly opposed to his murder), how many children will live as a result of him no longer performing abortions.
-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary
Abortion doc George Tiller gunned down at church - My Way News, Roxana Hegeman
Abortionist Tiller shot, killed in church - World Net Daily