Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tiller and Anti-Abortion Violence: Let’s Get Our Facts Straight

Radical pro-aborts often portray the pro-life side as bloodthirsty extremists, eager to bomb clinics and kill doctors who don't share their views. Facts however show otherwise:
Pro-lifers should indeed condemn the murder of George Tiller. But we should not play permanent defense as the nonsense snowballs and the unfair attacks against the pro-life movement multiply. Here are some facts that should be taken into consideration by all people of good will, especially those whose responsibility it is to report on this story.
  1. George Tiller is the first abortionist to be killed in eleven years. If you think that's a "trend,” or an “epidemic” as some have said, you're just not a serious person.

  2. All of the posturing going on in the pro-abortion movement over the safety of abortionists is a ruse. There are four times as many hairdressers and 150 times as many convenience store clerks murdered as there are abortionists. Where is the “pro-choice” grieving over them?
  1. Abortionists are not only widely considered an embarrassment to the medical profession, but they are much more likely to commit violence than to suffer violence. You may be surprised to learn that more than a dozen abortionists have been convicted of murder and manslaughter ― of their wives, of their patients, and even of other abortionists. Yet you never hear about these killings in the press (see for documentation). Abortionists are more likely to kill than to be killed.
Let's not be bullied or silenced by those who are trying to tar the whole pro-life movement by cynically exploiting the murder of George Tiller. Let's instead reply with facts which add context to the "abortionists are heroes, pro-lifers are violent" narrative that the "mainstream" media seems too willing to parrot.
I won't be surprised if this turns out to be a provocation to frame the pro-life movement and to set the stage for Obama's radical pro-abortion agenda. There are just too many similarities with other historic provocations; not just the fact that the person assassinated has immediately become a martyr who'd do more in death than in life (remember Sergey Mironovich Kirov and Yitzhak Rabin?) but also - mounting evidence that no escape was originally planned, that the culprit was apparently supposed to get caught on or near the crime scene with a smoking gun and the respective membership card in his pocket. Well, we've seen that already, didn't we?

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