Monday, June 1, 2009

George Tiller's Death

George Tiller, sometimes known as "Tiller the Baby Killer", a late-term abortion doctor, was killed on May 31, 2009. He was shot while serving as an usher in his church.

I have a few thoughts on this.

The first thought is that this man deserved the death penalty because he was murdering babies. By the laws of the country he should have received capital punishment.

I just really hate the mode of his death. It just seems very wrong to me.

There's something different about sentencing a man to death after giving him a fair trial with a judge, jury, etc., and having a sniper take him out.

And now it is a prominent worry of the pro-life movement that George Tiller's death will make him a martyr for the pro-choice cause.

Most of the pro-life movement has responded very graciously, and respected the life of George Tiller every bit as much as they respect the babies they try to save.

I like Operation Rescue's statement. It says everything. "We are shocked at this morning’s disturbing news that Mr. Tiller was gunned down. 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."

Yeah. That is what we need to be doing. We don't need to be taking out abortionists with snipers. We need to be praying for them. We need to respect their lives and their salvation, too. Sure, we should keep them from aborting babies with every means possible, but in the end, their lives are no less and no more valuable than the lives of those babies. Abortion doctors are no more valuable because they're all grown up, and no less valuable because they are killers.

Jesus died for them, too.

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