Let me say first that while I am pro-choice for some purposeful reasons, I don't like late term abortions at all and think they should be illegal. In spite of the reprehensible nature of this procedure, I also deplore cold-blooded murder.
Two wrongs never make a right. I don't care what the wrongs are, they never cancel the other out. I cannot get happy about the man getting killed, no matter how objectionable his acts were. It is not our place to play judge, jury, and executioner, nor is it our place to play God.
The fallout from this heinous act does nothing to further the cause of eliminating late-term abortion. None.
What it does do is give the Left more ammunition to label those who disagree with them, as domestic terrorists. Daily Kos wasted no time in trying to tie Sarah Palin into the mix and HuffPo certainly used the opportunity to paint average abortion foes as fomenters of this kind of senseless violence. HuffPo's Feldman wasted no time in his opening parargraph:
The violent killing of yet another American doctor at the hands of yet another right-wing political activist forces us to ask a crucial question: Why does the right-wing anti-abortion movement in America repeatedly give rise to people who see murder as a legitimate form of protest?
Maybe he didn't hear the instant condemnation of this act, by mainstream abortion foes. The National Right To Life organization immediately issued this statement. How many rabid political spin artists who support late-term abortions even bothered to read it? Probably very few.
As you may guess, these are not the only instances of illogical rhetoric. There are simply too many to link to in one post and still keep a cogent flow to it. And so it is, we can only conclude the intense irrational backlash is hypocritical in nature.
Here, we have a group of people who (simply as a matter of moral conscience) oppose the killing of a viable fetus in the last trimester, counting me as one. Similarly, we have a group of people who oppose war (for the very same reason).
Most of the time the ones who are against war are NOT against abortion. So, I am at a loss to explain this, except that there are two different standards in play, for those on the Left. The reason is plain and simple, those who go to war knew the possibility when they enlisted, aborted fetuses have no choice.
Not only that, if we are going to make an argument that abortion foes are terrorists because their rhetoric inspired the murder of Dr. Tiller, shouldn't we equally make the connection between those who oppose war and this senseless murder, which is having significantly less coverage from the media?
Note the difference in the way this is portrayed:
A man with "political and religious motives" killed a soldier just out of basic training and wounded another Monday in a targeted attack on a military recruiting center, police said. The shootings were not believed to be part of a broader scheme.
Note how the political and religious motives were mentioned, but immediately downplayed in the next sentence. One man, acting on his own and not part of a larger conspiracy, killed an innocent man for political reasons. The largest majority of anti-war activists would never condone such a thing, would they?
But Kos didn't mention it, neither did HuffPo (at least not that I could find). Here we have an instance where the moment a whacko kills one of their heroes, the toxic waste flies unabated.
This is another prime example of the worst kind of hypocrisy, called political motives and intentions.