I Don’t Know What to Say About This
I’ve been out of town and offline for the last couple of days, and only just checked my email to find out that Dr. George Tiller was murdered. He was an abortion provider in Kansas, had been shot previously at his clinic, and had been the subject of a lot of news and drama in recent years regarding late-term abortions and the subpoenaing of patient records as part of criminal charges related to those abortions of which he was acquitted just a few months ago. Tiller wasn’t just murdered – he was shot inside his church. He had a family, and I am sorry for them, as well as for his church community who had their place of worship terrorized in this way.
A suspect is in custody. President Obama responded by saying, “However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence.”
Added: Christine is on top of it and has more info pulled together at Our Bodies Our Blog.
Added #2: Naomi reminds us that “If you are reading this on Monday, June 1, you can follow NOW’s suggestion to wear a white armband to both mourn Dr. Tiller’s murder AND make a statement of protest against domestic terrorism.”
Also: I will not tolerate any arguments about abortion or “the unborn” on this thread whatsoever. Have them somewhere else – the post about someone being gunned down at church is not the place. Violators are going on comment moderation on the first offense.