OK, this is downright disingenuous:
One White House meeting of activists from both sides was marked by a disagreement over semantics between an Obama aide and a leading abortion foe, and some activists say they have yet to see realistic room for compromise when it comes to policy details. Now Tiller’s killing has brought differences into harsh relief and, in some cases, raised the level of mistrust.
Well, a bit more than a “disagreement over semantics.” And the article does not specify that it was the Obama aide who created the disagreement.
“If there’s common ground here,” said Christina Page, a New York City author and abortion-rights advocate who attended one of the White House meetings, “it’s that it is in the [anti-abortion community’s] best interest to not attract homicidal idiots who want to use their cause to justify these acts.”
At least that’s more reasonably phrased than most comments, but still–how can you “not attract” someone? I mean, again, it’s not like he was a full-fledged member in any legitimate pro-life group. The guy was a paranoid loon who had no friends. He could have just as easily picked up organic food or the War in Iraq as his justification for shooting somebody.
Tiller’s death, she said, is a “massive setback” in the search for common ground. “It’s sort of like having a family member murdered and then being asked to make nice with the assassin’s family. It’s unnatural.”
You could at least admit that your “member of the family” was himself an amoral psycho who represented the worst in your “family”.
But, you’re right, it is unnatural to forgive. It’s Divine.
That said, liberals constantly tell us not to blame “all Muslims” for terrorism or not to characterize all environmentalists by the acts of “eco-terrorists.” Maybe Ms. Page should think about what it’s like for loggers and whalers to have to talk with environmental fanatics.
Ann Coulter has an amazing column on various aspects of the Tiller murder.
First, she points out that, after 9/11, the New York Times ran an editorial about not tolerating “hate crimes” against Muslims, but there has been no similar statement about “hate crimes” against pro-lifers or Christians.
For years, we’ve had to hear about the grave threat that Americans might
overreact to a terrorist attack committed by 19 Muslims shouting “Allahu akbar”
as they flew commercial jets into American skyscrapers. That would be the
equivalent of 19 pro-lifers shouting “Abortion kills a beating heart!” as they
gunned down thousands of innocent citizens in Wichita, Kan.
Why aren’t liberals rushing to assure us this time that “most pro-lifers
are peaceful”? Unlike Muslims, pro-lifers actually are peaceful.
She compares the statistics on anti-abortion violence with Muslim violence:
In a country with approximately 150 million pro-lifers, five abortionists have been killed since Roe v. Wade.
In that same 36 years, more than 49 million babies have been killed by abortionists.
. . .
Meanwhile, fewer than 2 million Muslims live in America and, while Muslims are less murderous than abortionists, I’m fairly certain they’ve killed more than five people in the United States in the last 36 years. For some reason, the number “3,000” keeps popping into my head.
Coulter also points out that 80% of Americans oppose the kinds of abortions Tiller performed.
Tiller bragged about performing 60,000 abortions, including abortions of viable babies, able to survive outside the mother’s womb. He made millions of dollars performing late-term abortions so gruesome that only two other abortionists — not a squeamish bunch — in the entire country would perform them.
Apparently, Tiller justified his late term abortions by saying that a qualification of “irreversible physical damage” was met by women who were depressed or “uanble to go to rodeos.”
Tiller invested a great deal of his fortune on buying protection from the Demonocrats (those who support the rule of demons):
In 1997, The Washington Post reported that Tiller attended one of Bill Clinton’s White House coffees for major campaign contributors. In addition to a $25,000 donation to Clinton, Tiller wanted to thank him personally for 30 months of U.S. Marshals’ protection paid for by the U.S. taxpayer.
Kansas Democrats who received hundreds of thousands of campaign dollars from Tiller repeatedly intervened to block any interference with Tiller’s abortion
Tiller also used his money to get Paul Morrison elected attorney general, ending investigations into “various crimes, including his failure to report statutory rape.”
Morrison is now gone, having been forced to resign when his mistress
charged him with sexual harassment and corruption.
Coulter, finally, notes that the Evangelical Lutheran “Church” in America teaches that “A developing life in the womb does not have an absolute right to be born.”
In related news, FOX is pointing out the discrepancy of coverage between the Tiller killing and the Long killing–especially given that Obama announced a major Army appointment the other day without reference to Long.