On The Death Of Tiller And The Reaction Of The ‘Righteous’

June 9, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – I have found myself amazed by the double standards of some people in this country. Truly, the way that violence (and terrorism) is so often rewarded in the United States is stunning to me. I am speaking, of course, about the death of Dr. George Tiller. But it is not an exclusive example by any means.

Now, I would first like to get one thing out of the way, and that is my own personal feelings towards the late Dr. Tiller, so that you can understand the view from which I approach this subject. Yes, I am pro-choice. Yes, I believe a woman has a right to get an abortion if she so chooses. No, I do not believe it should be done beyond the third month after conception. No, I have never had one myself, and as for if I would get one, I suppose it depends on the circumstances. But in most cases the answer would be: ‘No, probably not’.

I also did not hold much affection for Tiller. I found some of his opinions and policies disturbing, and I feel that he did quite a bit of harm to the pro-choice movement. But I am appalled, sickened even, by these so called ‘Christians’ and ‘moral vigilantes’ who are actually happy about his death, or about how it came to be.

Dr. George Tiller was murdered by an unstable fanatic who believed he was on some kind of mission. He took the life of a man, and you actually have the audacity to say that he deserved it? I don’t care what your opinion is on abortion. I don’t care if you think it is murder. You can believe that if you like, but it does not give anyone the right to shoot him, to murder him. Even by the standards of religion it is not in the hands of the believers to judge and punish this man. How dare you dance on his grave, picket his funeral, hurt his family?

The self-important hypocrites who have done these things are not ‘true’ anything. They are the hidden face of evil, the wolf in sheep’s clothing. I would advise anyone who knows a person who feels a serious sense of justice in this action to question their moral character. I would also ask that you stop for a moment and consider the implications of a country given in to vigilante justice, and that those with a clear heart and mind feel the burning shame of what was done here.


3 Responses to “On The Death Of Tiller And The Reaction Of The ‘Righteous’”

  1. Walt on June 10th, 2009 6:52 am

    Enough already Dr.Tiller made a good living doing something that was obviously dangerous, since his buiding was without windows. He seemed to be successful and was making significant money. He had a choice to practice medicine as other Doctors do. He made a choice and met a somewhat predictable end. He essentially was not much different than the fellow who owns a liquor store and gets shot by a angry customer. Surely a tragedy for his family, but he was not an Icon, hero, or a man who made good choices. He was a busness man in a dark risky business and now he is gone.

  2. JB on June 10th, 2009 12:44 pm

    Solid article. Well put.

  3. olivia on June 10th, 2009 1:53 pm

    Walt – The article had nothing to do with the dangers of his business, or his choices. It did not call him a hero or anything of the sort. In fact, my views of Tiller as both a man and a doctor were very clearly made.

    The article is about the reaction to his death, and the way that people are actively celebrating his murder. If you had read the post you would not feel the need to accuse of regarding him as some kind of revolutionary.

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