Monday, June 1, 2009

Dr. George Tiller Killed

Just heard that Dr. George Tiller, the infamous Kansas Abortionist, was murdered this past Sunday morning: Barack Obama, apparently, is "shocked and outraged."

Certainly, as bad as Tiller's actions were, murder is murder - "do no evil that good may come." As tempting as it may be to envision him facing eternal fire for the many innocent lives he took, as Christians it is our duty to hope and pray that, in his last moments (unlikely as it may be), he repented and saw the wrong in what he was doing.

Regarding the effect on the pro-life movement as whole, this is a very troubling development. Dealing with an administration that views pro-lifers as suspect anyway, this could lead to greater restrictions on free speech and abortion protests, as well as giving the pro-abortion movement a martyr around whom to rally in order to advance their agenda (FOCA?). Fortunately, pro-life groups were quick to condemn the killing. However, I fear that will not be enough for the abortion lobby which holds sway over the current administration (including Tiller's ally, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius).

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