Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Roeder & Tiller, murderers, not heroes

Hear Their Cry

Pro-Life Organizations, their leadership and their members are almost unanimous in their condemnation of the murder of late-term and partial-birth abortionist George Tiller.

In think Katie Walker of the American Life League (ALL) put it best and she speaks for the Pro-Life community when she says, "This was a senseless act of violence similar to how all abortions are senseless acts of violence. We condemn the violence perpetrated against George Tiller, and we also condemn the violence perpetrated on millions of children in the womb."

Dr. Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission (CADC) warned, “Pro-abortionists will try to negate all the hard work and sacrifice of the millions of pro-lifers who help women and their unborn babies. What makes this more exasperating is that Troy Newman of Operation Rescue and other Kansas pro-life groups and lawmakers had Tiller’s clinic on the verge of closer through the legal process. Tiller’s murder was a senseless act.”

We will hear much in the days ahead about “those behind the violent act against Dr. Tiller.” Well, Roeder had a history of mental illness, and I suspect he acted alone. The alleged President, Barry Soetoro aka Barack Obama, and the Pro-Death Democratic Party leadership will seek justification for further harassment of the Pro-Life Community as well as seek gun control measures based on this senseless act. They only do it to advance their political agenda and push their far-left, socialist agenda.

On the other side, there may be a few extremists who will praise what Scott Roeder did. The court system and judges are very derelict in dealing out justice, however, to keep anarchy and vigilantism from occurring in our society we must reject the violence. Yesterday, Martin Luther King’s peaceful civil rights protests rejected the violence of such groups as the Black Panthers. Today, as we pursue the latest civil rights challenge on behalf of the most vulnerable and most innocent persons in our society, we must reject the violence of the Scott Roeders of the world.

Many Pro-Death advocates and extreme feminists such as Kim Grady of the National Organization of Women (NOW) consider Tiller to be a ‘champion’ or a hero. For example, Grady stated, “Women across the country have lost a champion today. The cold-blooded murder of Dr. George Tiller this morning in church is a stark reminder that women's bodies are still a battleground, and health care professionals are on the frontlines.” Grady doesn't mention targets of the violence of the abortionist, the baby in the womb. What about the violence that Tiller and the abortion industry perpetrates against them?

Truly, neither Tiller nor Roeder were heroes or champions. They were both murderers. One murdered many and ruined the lives of countless men and women. While the other murdered one. Both are guilty of wicked and vile deeds.

1 comment:

PharmTx said...

It never ceases to amaze me how religous people condemn all abortions as murder. When I was 11 I was raped in my own bed by an intruder with my entire family asleep in the house. My parents took me to the hospital where our family doctor, who had delivered me 11 years earlier, took action to terminate a possible pregnancy.This was before Roe vs. Wade. It is just mind boggling to me that many right to life people and the Catholic Church) call this "murder," would put the welfare of two cells visible only with a microscope over the physical and mental health of a severely traumatized child in forcing her to bear her rapist's child. This is like raping the child again, all in the name of a mericful God? This shows a bizarre intellectual blind spot is rarely if ever responsive to logic, almost like brainwashing. I can see these people are not really allowed to think on their own, and would be shunned by relgious peers were they to gather facts about abortion, analyze them, listen to actual stories about abortion, and come to the conclusion that perhaps these issues are not so black and white and perhaps government should stay out of these decisions. It is especially offensive that the most outspoken antiabortion activists seem to be male. My point is that are so many horrific and unfortunate circumstances involved in abortion, especially in third trimester abortions which almost invariably involve a fetus is already dead, or which will die before or soon after birth, that it is not possible to issue a blanket label of "murder." I do not consider the removal of two cells from the lining of my 11 year old uterus to be murder, and it is my firm contention that those who do believe so out of relgious dogma, not even remotely through rational reason. The choice between the health and welfare of an 11 year old girl and that of two cells, unforunate as it was, should be a No Brainer to any rational person. Not so among many religious conservatives, and it's child abuse in the name of relgion, pure and simple. At age 52 and having been around the block a few times by now, I sincerely wonder if this resurgent antiabortion campaign has its roots not in relgious conviction, but in white supremacy. It does not take a rocket scientist to see where the US will go this century with predominantly Catholic Hispanics crossing our borders and reproducing at high rates. In order to keep up demographically, those in back rooms of conservative think tanks seem to have obtained a concensus that in order to keep up demographically with a culture that oppresses women, impregnates them at the first biological opportunity thereby thwarting their education, "We in the US must do all we can to ensure white women do their duty in this war. We must do all we can to make all abortion illegal, and we must discourage birth control." It's a fact, for example, that the Israeli government has severely constrained Jewish women from having abortions, while providing free birth control to their Arab/Palestinian counterparts. A substantial number of these "Prolife" activists are against all birth control. Raised in an Irish Catholic family but now having left the Church long ago, I now firmly believe that this is the real basis of the Catholic oppostion to birth control- demographic power through reproduction. The more Catholics you have, the more money and power to Rome. Seems to be working for them in North America, doesn't it? So, in order to combat this Hispanic takeover trend, America must go back to depriving its women of their right to control their reproductive lives. "Can't tell all these dummies the the real reason, so Patriot Shepherds, let's tell our flock that this is God's will." And it's working on a lot of us. No thank you, though. I choose logic and reason over dogma and misogynistic public policy.