The murder of abortionist George Tiller in Wichita, Kansas, on May 31 comprises some of the hottest debate taking place the day after. Unfortunately, but unsurprisingly, many in the pro-abortion crowd are using it to make Tiller a martyr and the pro-life position sinister.
George Tiller may have served as an usher in his Lutheran church, but he was no saint. Thousands of unborn children never saw the light of day because of Tiller’s abortion business. The doctor was a murderer, a wicked man who met a wicked end.
Still, the man who murdered Tiller is no saint. What he did was a cowardly, despicable act. There is no place for vigilante acts in the pro-life movement. It is not “pro-life” to murder abortionists.
Pro-choice activists reveal their lack of shame by portraying Tiller as a hero, a martyr, and a protector of the rights of women. A sympathetic national media will give them plenty of broadcast time and print space. Their spin, however, will fail to see the obvious: a murderer was gunned down by another murderer. There is no saint, no martyr, and no winner in this.