Monday, June 01, 2009

Murder is murder

Those of us who are pro-life ought to denounce the killing of Dr. George Tiller. He was certainly engaged in awful business and I suspect that some will try to make political capital from his death, but it's not possible to promote respect for life in this instance by taking it. It was a reprehensible and cowardly act. If, as appears to be the case, the motive was revulsion at Tiller's late term abortion practice, the killer has dishonored and harmed the cause that he wished, in some twisted way, to serve.


Anonymous said...

Are we really sure, this guy was pro-life?

I think this is a simple case of megalomania.

Anonymous said...

until we know the motive for this murder, we should all just chill a little.

sean s.

Anonymous said...

Ah, of course! The pro-choice folks killed one of their own to make you nut jobs look like, well nut jobs. Brilliant!.

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:29 -

I do not think that is what happened here but that has happened before.

Anonymous said...

"Those of us who are pro-life 'ought' to denounce the killing of Dr. George Tiller". Ought to denounce?!?!? You are darn right you should denounce it! It was MURDER! And don't give me any crap about the abortions he performed. Abortion is a LEGAL procedure! Instead of calling yourselves PRO-LIFE, you should be calling yourselves PRO-BIRTH because that is the ONLY thing you care about.

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:14 -

You sound like you're ready to kill someone.

Calm down until we know more about what happened. It sounds like that guy would do anything for attention.

Amy said...

Anon 8:14:

Just because it's "legal" doesn't make it justifiable or moral. And Tiller, while not convicted, surely had a lot of evidence that indicated he still broke laws about abortion.

Roeder was a nutcase with a prior criminal record and ties to groups that can only be described as anarchist. Not mainstream, reputable pro-life groups.

What crime has an unborn child committed? It does not anonymously appear in a woman's womb - it is created, most often through a consensual activity that intelligent adults should know can lead to pregnancy. We are pro-life because killing an unborn child is a pointless procedure.

Anonymous said...

Amy--not every fetus is viable outside the womb--something that pro-lifers need to understand. Women choose to have an abortion for a variety of reasons. You say Dr. Tiller broke laws about abortion. Care to elaborate? Or are you like Bill O'Reilly who said yesterday that Tiller performed "tens of thousands of abortions". I, like 8:14 am aghast at what happened to Dr. Tiller. Blaming Tiller for his own death because of his practice of providing abortions when needed, is simply wrong. People do not go to prison because they do something that others may believe is immoral. Keep the emotions out of the argument and look at what the law states.

Anonymous said...

The title of "murder is murder" really puts it in a nutshell.

To try and stop murder with murder is still murder.

Anonymous said...

"And Tiller, while not convicted, surely had a lot of evidence that indicated he still broke laws about abortion."

Nutty, nutty Amy pounds the keyboard yet again. You had the whacko Attorney General working 24/7 to find some legal violation to tar Tiller with and he came up empty. Yet Amy knows the truth.
If you don't you try passing a law against it. When you do, if you approach with balance, you may succeed. But protecting rape victims isn't enough for nutty Amy.

Anonymous said...

anon 8:14
In turn, those in the PRO-CHOICE crowd should call themselves PRO-ABORTION because ABORTION (aka murder)is the ONLY thing that they care about. Pro-choice, women's health care...what a joke. Just a play on words.

anon 1:07
I do not see where one person here supports the death of Dr. Tiller.
Did you really read the post and the comments? O'Reilly also denounced the death of Dr. Tiller in very strong terms.

Anonymous said...

I meant to say that O'Reilly denounced the murder of Dr. Tiller.
Murder is what this act was.