Monday, June 1, 2009
Abortion doctor murdered in church...
Dr. George Tiller was murdered on Sunday while at his church services. His wife was sang in the choir. It was a beautiful June Sunday morning in Kansas when the alleged gunman, Scott Roeder, entered the holy sanctuary and fired a bullet into Dr. Tiller.
Now, I'm not going to get into the whole abortion debate. I would never presume to judge a woman who chose to end a pregnancy. It isn't an act that I could support personally but, again, I've never been in that situation. Dr. Tiller was notorious for being one of the few abortion doctors in the United States who performed abortions on viable fetuses (20-24 weeks). He avered that he did it only in situations where the mother's life was in danger or in cases where prenatal diagnostic tests revealed a severe fetal defect (anencephaly, hypoplastic left ventricle syndrome, etc) often associated with early infant death. Whatever the case may be, whatever your own moral inclination, this is a despicable crime; made more despicable by the fact that it was committed under the false banner of righteousness. No Christian ought to be proud of Scott Roeder. The death of George Tiller was an act of pure evil. I would even go as far as calling it an act of domestic terrorism.