Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Always pro-life?

From CitizenLink:

The pro-life community reacted with shock after George Tiller was shot to death Sunday morning...

"We…categorically condemn the act of vigilantism and violence that took his life," Dr. James Dobson said in a statement..."The person or persons responsible for his death should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."
Umm...wouldn’t that be the death penalty?


Anonymous said...

Sorry, buddy. That man who killed the doctor is a murderer and has forfeited his rights -- perhaps even to live. That's for the court to decide.

You can't honestly draw a comparison between the two. I can't think of any newborn baby maliciously shooting down a doctor. A fetus can be inconvenient but certainly isn't guilty of anything.


Emproph said...

That’s fair enough, I just wish they’d be consistent about their pro-life stance.

If it’s ok to keep the brain-dead alive, why not the brain-alive alive? If they’re our brother or sister, they deserve the love and respect to at least have a chance at rehabilitation before they die, don’t they? Or at least the opportunity to recognize the “error of their ways.”

See my post on “Take” the movie -- it wouldn’t be too difficult, and might help the family as well.

Further, my real complaint is with the absence of concern for those children who are already alive and living in poverty. Here in the US, and the 30,000 who starve to death every day, and also the millions of spontaneous abortions / miscarriages that occur every day.

If life begins at conception, where is the outrage and solicitation for research money to ensure those poor souls make it to term?