Yes, the worst terrorist attack in our history was perpetrated by a foreign conspiracy. But the second worst, the Oklahoma City bombing, was perpetrated by an all-American lunatic. Politicians and media organizations wind up such people at their, and our, peril.
-Paul Krugman, New York Times op-ed
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George Tiller, a 67-year-old abortion provider, was murdered during church services in Wichita, Kansas. The latest reports say a suspect is in custody.
This isn’t the first time Tiller had been targeted with violence. He was shot in both arms in 1993 and his clinic was bombed in 1986.
Now I’m not much of a supporter of late-term abortions, which Tiller was (in)famous for providing, but you can’t just go out and murder people who do things you don’t like.
In my mind, you have to be pro-life all around to have a credible anti-abortion argument.
Pro-life groups have been quick to issue statements condemning Tiller’s murder. Operation Rescue’s founder, Randall Terry, came out with a bit different of a statement:
George Tiller was a mass-murderer. We grieve for him that he did not have time to properly prepare his soul to face God. I am more concerned that the Obama Administration will use Tiller’s killing to intimidate pro-lifers into surrendering our most effective rhetoric and actions. Abortion is still murder. And we still must call abortion by its proper name; murder.
Those men and women who slaughter the unborn are murderers according to the Law of God. We must continue to expose them in our communities and peacefully protest them at their offices and homes, and yes, even their churches.
Despite saying they “peacefully protest,” pro-life (or perhaps more accurately called anti-abortion) groups have been stirring the pot for years. They called him “Tiller the Killer” and his clinic a “murder mill.”