In the wake of the murder of George Tiller – which murder we have denounced and continue to do – the outcry against pro-lifers in America, and indeed, around the world, has been astonishing. We’re called “anti-choice extremists,” and other ridiculous names, we’re threatened with government sanctions as potential terrorists – and for what?
For a political sacred cow.
We’re taking a lot of unpleasant hits and accusations at Topix. For what? For praying a rosary and insisting that the preborn human is indeed, very much, a person.
From the pen of Brian Clowes, Ph.D., of Human Life International, the outrage is a bit ill-founded, and fostered in ignorance and bias on the part of the pro-abortion side of the debate. Dr. Clowes points out the following pertinent details – facts, not opinions – from LifeSite News:
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?
3) George Tiller made his money performing late-term abortions, which often involves the killing of a viable human being. According to Kansas state statistics, he killed 395 viable third-trimester babies in one year – 2001 – all for “mental health” reasons (which, as we know, is the category for all elective abortions). Not one of those abortions was for a mother’s physical health or for a medical emergency. Americans overwhelmingly believe this disgusting practice should not be legal. If any objective journalist were to look into his practice they would see that most people, and all sane people, are appalled by what happened in his clinic every day.
4) Tiller has been tried on criminal indictments for multiple abuses of his practice, including breaking state laws requiring another medical doctor to verify that certain patients’ lives were at risk before performing late-term abortions. This man was no hero or saint, and his being held up as a martyr says more about pro-abortionists than it does about those they are trying to condemn.
5) 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 http://www.abortionviolence.com/ for documentation). Abortionists are more likely to kill than to be killed.
6) Whenever an abortionist mutilates, kills or molests a woman, the “pro-choice” movement always rushes to his defense, as they did for Brian Finkel, the Arizona abortionist who was sent to prison for 35 years for 22 counts of sexual abuse. So much for caring for women!
7) The pro-life movement is the most peaceful social movement in the history of this country. Most other social movements, including the unionization movement, the pro-abortion movement, the homosexualist movement, the animal rights movement, and the environmental movement have all demonstrated much greater violence. So where is the outcry over the violence committed by these movements?