The media demanded that pro-lifers stop defining abortion as the ending of a human life. Such a definition was so raw and emotional that it somehow disfigured the "truth" that this is merely a woman-saving health procedure that was not only legal, but also commendable.
While they pawed through Twitter looking for anti-Tiller "hate speech," liberal journalists expressed no distaste for the revoltingly gilded rhetoric in praise of this monster. In the Washington Times, reporter Julia Duin found the "Very Rev." Katharine Ragsdale of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., to express how the "choice" advocates felt. "This is about the loss of a man who was a saint and a martyr," she said in an interview. "He was a prayerful man who put his life at risk to protect others and died for it."
Over on National Public Radio, "Talk of the Nation" host Neal Conan was hoping the polls would tilt back to the left: "There was a recent Gallup Poll that suggested opinion on abortion had actually shifted in this country toward the pro-life side, sort of, outside of the context of Kansas in -- on the national level -- there might be some concern that if the pro-life movement is associated with vigilante tactics like this, again, that could cut in to those gains."
His guest, Wichita Eagle reporter Dion Lefler, agreed: "Yeah. I think that it could. I mean, you know, every time there's an incident like this, I mean, you will -- one prominent pro-life person here in town told me that he thought that if this guy is linked to the movement then it's going to set them back 20 years."
That's exactly what the pro-abortion media would love to accomplish. They're willing to smear the pro-life movement with the mud of the militia movement or al-Qaida if it will enable their cause. There is no extreme, and no mainstream. There is only a ghastly, murderous blur.
George Tiller was a monster who personally murdered 60,000 babies. May God have mercy on his soul.
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