Man murders abortion doctor. I could do a million and one rants about the scum sucker and people that support / approve of them. Easy to do. Dime a dozen. I kinda hope u235 does because I know it'll be given the appropriate level of vitriol.
I'm going to take a shot at the people that support them and their vocabulary.
The pro-life movement responded to the death by denouncing his 'vigilantism' and hoping that the pro-choice movement doesn't 'exploit these actions' politically.
Ok, let's start with the first part. It's not vigilantism. It's MURDER. For a group so bound and determined to redefine things like 'life', and 'alive', I know this can be a tough thing touch on. Clearly the words don't mean what you think they mean. You see, a vigilante is a person who takes the law into their own hands without the approval of the government. That's not what happened here. The doctor didn't break any laws, so if you took the law into your hands, you would just ignore him. You see, abortion is legal. Look up the word. Then refer to the numerous court cases and legislative laws around the country that confirm that. Once you accept that, you realize that this is actually a murderer.
Second part, if the left moves on this subject, it's your fucking fault. As a movement, you suck at moving away from murderous tendencies. For example, when Randall Terry comes out and says he's more concerned about the left uses this politically than he is that Tiller was actually murdered... you're pretty much a morally bankrupt and wholly deplorable person. You should be much more concerned that your movement has a significant number of people who applaud this man's actions. And a limited number that have seriously considered similar actions. You don't get to have your cake and eat it too. You have to willfully and powerfully denounce fuckers like this, because if you don't... if you just do some vague hand waving and then try to frame your opponents into political exploiters if they have the gall to react to a national event... well, I'm sorry. You're twice the snake you're trying to make them out to be. You moved straight from 'I'm sorry' into political positioning in under three sentences. It's an underhanded approval of murder.
Now, I don't think all pro-life advocates are evil. But there are certainly some in your movement that are best described by the word. I give you the same admonishment I give Muslims. Reject your extremist brethren and their murderous terrorism, or accept being painted with the same brush. Make a choice.
Scott Roeder, 51, of Merriam, Kan., whom authorities have described as a suspect in Sunday’s fatal shooting here of George Tiller, was once a subscriber and occasional contributor to a newsletter, Prayer and Action News, said Dave Leach, an anti-abortion activist from Des Moines who runs the newsletter. Mr. Leach said that he had met Mr. Roeder once, and that Mr. Roeder had described similar views to his own on abortion.
Commenting on Dr. Tiller’s death, Mr. Leach said, “To call this a crime is too simplistic.” He added, “There is Christian scripture that would support this."
A prominent television personality, Bill O’Reilly, discussed Dr. Tiller 29 times in the last four years on “The O’Reilly Factor,” Mr. Winant found. “Almost invariably,” Mr. Winant noted, Dr. Tiller was “described as ‘Tiller the Baby Killer.’”