By Scott Tibbs, February 2, 2010
Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not He who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not He who guards your life know it? Will He not repay each person according to what he has done?
Scott Roeder, who murdered abortionist George Tiller in cold blood last summer, has been convicted of first-degree murder and will spend the rest of his life in prison. This has been an opportunity for the abortion rights advocates to whine about "divisive" and "incindiary" anti-abortion rhetoric. Describing abortion as "murder" and "genocide" is what leads to people like Roeder taking the law into their own hands.
Sometimes the truth hurts. Abortion is murder. A living being created in the image of God is killed by dismemberment, over 3,200 times every day. America's abortion industry is stained with the blood of 50 million unborn children. I am not going to be bullied into silence by abortion rights advocates trying to intimidate me by lumping me in with terrorists. The pro-life movement has been very clear that the murder of Tiller was an unacceptable act of violence and has condemned it in the strongest terms. Last summer, I called for Roeder to be put to death.
We're also hearing that referring to abortion as murder is a "lie" because abortion is legal and murder is a crime. That is just stupid. If the Constitution was amended and the law was changed so that killing black people was legal, would it be murder? Of course it would. Murder was forbidden by God's law well before any government was ever established. Murder is forbidden because we may not take a life created in the image of God, except in very limited cases such as capital punishment.
Like I said last summer, if you want me to stop referring to abortion as murder, then you need to convince me that abortion is not murder. The only way to do that is to convince me that the fetus is not a human being created in the image of God. I cannot imagine looking at the photograph to the right and thinking it represents anything other than a person. Trying to intimidate me into silence will not work.