Wading In

Jun 2, 2009

After reading much, and thinking much, about the murder of abortionist George Tiller this past Sunday, I was surprised to read this:

We accept that when the law is powerless, people are entitled to kill in order to prevent other murders--had Tiller whipped out a gun at an elementary school, we would now be applauding his murderer's actions. In this case, the law was powerless because the law supported late-term abortions. Moreover, that law had been ruled outside the normal political process by the Supreme Court. If you think that someone is committing hundreds of gruesome murders a year, and that the law cannot touch him, what is the moral action? To shrug? Is that what you think of ordinary Germans who ignored Nazi crimes? Is it really much of an excuse to say that, well, most of your neighbors didn't seem to mind, so you concluded it must be all right? We are not morally required to obey an unjust law. In fact, when the death of innocents is involved, we are required to defy it.

- Megan McArdle, The War on the War on Abortion*

Read the whole thing. Please.

It's a reasonable discussion to have. Mainly because what Scott Roeder did was absolutely wrong. You can't hold the moral high ground on "the culture of life," if you go around murdering your opponents. Or can you?

The men who led the Holocaust butchered nearly 6 million Jews, at least 2 million Soviet POWs, as many as 2 million Poles, approximately a million Romani, half a million disabled persons, ten thousand homosexuals, and thousands of Jehovah's Witnesses. Quick math: more than 10 million souls. (source: Wikipedia)

It took a World War to stop the madness.

In America, since 1973, nearly 50 million unborn humans have been aborted.

50 Million. I wonder what it will take to stop this modern madness.

*HT: Godsbody

3 Response to "Wading In"

Leah Says:

I have been thinking about this terrible tragedy as well.
When the courts and laws do not protect the lives of the innocent, what do we do?
We cannot just stand by as the rest of the world did while Hitler killed millions.
I was disgusted to hear this abortionist had been murdered in church, but mortified to hear he was an usher in his church--a church that claims to be pro-life.
I take no issue with the fact that he went to church. He needed to be held accountable, though, by that very church for the murder of 60,000 babies. 60,000!
Yet, when we try and try to convict these murderers, and the courts side time and time again with the abortionists, one begins to feel that the laws are wrong.

It is so sad, and such a hard topic. But we live in the age of mercy, right?
Perhaps God was being merciful to the yet unborn children that he may have murdered.

I don't know. Terrible. Terrible thing.

knighton Says:

It is a terrible, terrible thing. For the abortionist and his family, for the murderer and his family. And for all those butchered babies and their mothers.

I frequently wonder how future generations will judge ours. I shudder to think.

Leah Says:

The same as we do the generation that condoned slavery.