When George Tiller was murdered, it seemed immediately clear why. He was one of the last doctors in America to do partial birth abortions. I wholeheartedly condemned that and said I’d pray for his family and friends.
I won’t do less for James Pouillon, who, it does appear, was murdered by a crazy person who didn’t like his pro-life signs. I personally felt from the get-go there was enough there to see this wasn’t your run-of-the-mill, America-has-a-high-murder-rate crime. A murder in broad daylight in front of a school is still news enough, yes, even in Michael Moore’s America, which I’m not convinced yet exists…but that’s another post for another day.
I started listening recently to an engaging lecture to medical students from a now pro-life doctor who used to refer for abortions (I’ll post about it when I’m finished listening) and his point was that we can indeed advance the dialogue on this polarizing issue. He was very respectful and kind to all the pro-choice students. Also fairly understated in a manner I found compelling. I listened to him and felt encouraged.
Then things like this happen and I just feel the whole cause is set back a long, long way.by