More reaction on Tiller shooting

1 06 2009

I’ve had a few ugly comments thrown my way, both here and on another blog where I left comments (see here). Most of the pro-choice blogs and commentors are using this incident to bash pro-lifers and lump them all into the same “right-wing, militant, religious, wacko” basket. Obviously, as it’s turning out, the shooter acted alone. The important thing that these pro-abortion folks are glossing over is the fact that all of the major pro-life organizations have come out with nothing but condemnation for the shooter and sympathy for the abortionist’s family and church. This entire incident is a tragedy all around. The doctor was prevented from repenting his lifestyle of death (as some of the folks who used to work for him did) and becoming a voice for life instead. Thousands of babies were killed by the man. And the cowardly act of the shooter is not doing anything positive for the pro-life movement. We don’t need violence to win the hearts of our country. We’ve got logic and morality on our side.

I like Annie’s post at Generations for Life.

But the truth is that the kind of peaceful prayer witness, compassionate sidewalk counseling and lawful protest that the Pro-Life Action League and Generations for Life promote has NOTHING to do with violence.

The sort of person who will go out to humbly pray at an abortion clinic week after week or reach out to abortion-bound mothers with hope and love has nothing in common with someone who would turn to
violence.

Let’s pray that God will be able to use this terrible act to open the eyes of America to the truth of what abortion is doing to our collective soul.

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Baby Killer Tiller Shot, Killed at Church

31 05 2009

UPDATE: Christina from Real Choice cautions against automatically thinking that Tiller’s killer was from the pro-life side. He left a lot of victims besides the babies he killed.

UPDATE: Photo of Tiller’s body leaving the church: Body of George Tiller being removed from Reformation Lutheran... on Twitpic
The Wichita Eagle is reporting that abortionist George Tiller was shot and killed today while entering his church.

Tiller has long been a focal point of protest by abortion opponents because his clinic, Women’s Health Care Services at 5701 E. Kellogg, is one of the few in the country where late-term abortions are performed.

“We are shocked at this morning’s disturbing news that Mr. Tiller was gunned down,” anti-abortion group Operation Rescue said in a statement on its Web site. “Operation Rescue has worked for years through peaceful, legal means, and through the proper channels to see him brought to justice. We denounce vigilantism and the cowardly act that took place this morning. We pray for Mr. Tiller’s family that they will find comfort and healing that can only be found in Jesus Christ.”

Obviously, this act was the wrong way to go about ending the evil of abortion. And of course, it’s sad that this man led the life he did and, barring a miraculous last-moment act of repentance, is now starting an eternity in hell. Having said that, it is good that there is one less person in this world who is willing to kill babies in the womb.

On a different note, I would say that any church who would have accepted Tiller as a member can not be truly considered a Christian church.