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More thoughts on the murder of George Tiller

By Scott Tibbs, June 3, 2009

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. -- Matthew 5:11-12

The Left is becoming more and more unhinged after an anti-abortion terrorist murdered notorious abortionist George Tiller on Sunday. The line they are repeating over and over is that abortion opponents share the guilt because we "incited" the murder through our rhetoric, especially with our statements that abortion is murder. Following are two borderline libelous statements made about me on a local discussion forum by a political opponent who has been obsessed with me for the last decade.

Anti-abortion violence is a powerful deterrent to the practice of abortion. A lot of doctors simply won't perform abortions because they fear violence against them as a result and the killing of Dr. Tiller is going to powerfully reinforce that and drive more and more abortion providers out of the marketplace.

And, of course, that's exactly what Tibbs and the rest of the anti-abortion crowd are doing right now. There isn't a single one of them that doesn't think that the killing of Dr. Tiller is a good thing, including Tibbs.
Yes, and it is precisely the mentally ill who are subject to incendiary and institative triggers, such as the reckless and persistent vocal equation of abortion with murder.

Tibbs and his ilk know exactly what they wanted to and could accomplish with their rhetoric. What other tragic outcome could be imagined?

So let's pull back the curtain and examine what is really going on here.

First, abortion is a great evil and an abomination to a holy and righteous God who condemned the wickedness of those who sacrificed their children to the pagan god Moloch by setting the children on fire. God says that this act was so evil that it did not even enter into His mind. (See Jeremiah 7:30-31, Jeremiah 19:3-5 and Jeremiah 32:35.) The abortion industry has murdered 50 million unborn children, and many advocates of legalized abortion know of their guilt before God. When they attack those who condemn the evil of killing the little ones made in His image, the ultimate target of their scorn is God Himself.

The second thing we need to realize is the shameless hypocrisy in these condemnations. The abortion industry is swimming in the blood of 50 million babies, a figure that far outpaces even the Nazi Holocaust. It is pure hypocrisy for advocates of "reproductive choice" to screech about a few murders by anti-abortion fanatics. What is really going on here is that this is an opportunity for those who have vigorously defended "reproductive choice" or served in the abortion industry to soothe their own blood guilt by pointing to the far lesser crimes committed by anti-abortion fanatics.

There is another motivation in play, and that is to use intentionally incendiary rhetoric to bait abortion opponents into saying something in the heat of the moment that we will regret later. This political "gotcha" tactic is also shameless in its hypocrisy, considering how many of these advocates of "reproductive choice" have fallen all over themselves praising President Obama for his statements about a more civil dialogue. If Obama were serious, he would harshly denounce the abortion rights advocates smearing the entire anti-abortion movement for the murderous actions of one fanatic.

This is also a direct assault on free speech. Abortion-rights extremists claim that when abortion opponents identify abortion as murder, we incite violence. If we are not intimidated into silence by these smears, eventually laws will be proposed to silence the speech that the statists view as "dangerous." We have already seen laws against "hate speech" in Canada. Nonetheless, the truth does not incite further wickedness. Abortion is murder and we must continue to speak the truth about the terrible wickedness of killing over 1.2 million children every single year.

The murder of George Tiller was evil, and if the terrorist responsible is convicted by a jury of his peers after a fair trial, he should be swiftly put to death. The vast majority of abortion opponents have nothing to be ashamed of, because we despise anti-abortion terrorism. Many prominent anti-abortion groups have condemned the murder of George Tiller. The smears against abortion opponents is nothing more than a red herring by abortion-rights advocates who are desperate to hide the truth about what abortion really is.