News reports are coming in that outspoken late-term abortion doctor George Tiller was gunned down while ushering at his church this morning. Tiller had been at the center of a firestorm of controversy over his actions at his Wichita Kansas clinic for many years.
Such radical extremism has no place in the debate over abortion. How one can advocate taking a life even to save another life is a slap in the face of the One who created us all. Rightfully, most anti-abortion groups have decried this violent act.
Our prayers go out to Dr. Tiller's wife and family in this time of needless sorrow.
Robert George writes:
Whoever murdered George Tiller has done a gravely wicked thing. The evil of this action is in no way diminished by the blood George Tiller had on his own hands. No private individual had the right to execute judgment against him. We are a nation of laws. Lawless violence breeds only more lawless violence. Rightly or wrongly, George Tilller was acquitted by a jury of his peers. "Vengeance is mine, says the Lord." For the sake of justice and right, the perpetrator of this evil deed must be prosecuted, convicted, and punished. By word and deed, let us teach that violence against abortionists is not the answer to the violence of abortion. Every human life is precious. George Tiller's life was precious. We do not teach the wrongness of taking human life by wrongfully taking a human life. Let our "weapons" in the fight to defend the lives of abortion's tiny victims, be chaste weapons of the spirit.