Abortion Doctor Murdered

So the big thing in the news now is that a guy murdered a doctor who performs abortions for a living.

And pro-life people are mainly condemning the murder, because while they are against abortion, they are also against adults murdering adults as well.

But I’ll be straight and tell you how I feel about it. And yes, I’m breaking Godwin’s law here, but bear with me. And if you don’t understand how analogies work, please stop reading now. In fact, close your browser and sign off the internet. We don’t need you here.

Anyway. Imagine an SS Officer. He goes to work at Auschwitz, and kills some Jews, and comes home to his family, in the suburbs. He plays with his kids, he eats his dinner, and then he goes back to work the next day, and his job involves killing people. He doesn’t feel bad about it, because they aren’t really people, just Jews, and they are in the way.

Now, imagine that some German citizen, who happens to think gassing Jews is bad, breaks into his home and kills him. This is a violation of German law against murder, of course.

Now, let me ask you this: do you feel sorry for the SS officer? Do you feel the one who killed him should be punished?

People that believe abortion is wrong usually do so because they think it is killing a baby. KILLING A BABY. So to them, an abortion doctor is someone that kills babies for a living.

Now, if you don’t think a fetus is a baby, if it’s a lump of tissue, then yeah, murdering an abortion doctor is like murdering a dermatologist who removes warts for a living.

But at least try to look at it from the opposing point of view. If people don’t feel sorry for George Tiller, it’s because they think he killed hundreds or thousands of babies. They would be horrified if a dermatologist was murdered, but they don’t think that’s what happened. To them, an SS officer was murdered.

Was it murder? Of course. The pro-life people who are denouncing it would probably have also denounced the murder of an SS officer. Even if you don’t feel sorry for the victim, even if you think it’s better that he’s dead, it doesn’t mean you support a vigilante taking justice into his own hands.

But let’s not kid ourselves. The pro-life people denouncing the murder of George Tiller don’t think an innocent man was murdered. They think a murderer was murdered. Perhaps they feel the same way as when one drug dealer kills another. Murder is bad, but not because we always care about the victim. A murderer murdered a murderer.

I would certainly never kill an abortion doctor, or a rapist, or a child molester, or a murderer, because I don’t think it is my place to do so. But if they get hit by a bus, I am not going to weep.

Why is that I can see the abortion-is-fine point of view (though I think it’s borne of self-deception) and understand their outrage, yet they can’t understand the anti-abortion point of view at all? If a fetus is a baby, then killing it is bad, and someone who kills babies for a living is a bad person, and if that person is murdered, while we don’t celebrate one more murder (since murder is bad and all), we’re also not really sorry?

To me this seems a pretty easy concept to figure out. If you want me to feel bad that an abortion doctor is murdered, you’ll have to convince me he’s more like a dermatologist than a member of the SS. Because it really doesn’t bother me when murderers die.

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  1. Annie:

    Wandom stwanger sez!
    Wandom stwanger doesn’t think most anti-abortion protestors believe abortion is killing a baby. (I know SOME who do, and I’m guessing from this post that you do too.) But for the majority I’ve seen, they DON’T believe abortion is killing a baby – if they did, they’d be absolutely opposed to abortions for rape, super-multiple reductions, etc. Most of them believe there are SOME things that make abortion okay – and they aren’t things they would agree would make it okay to kill a born baby. So….
    … + Dr Tiller pretty much only ever did abortions on pregnancies where the baby had a terminal illness (or maternal threat to life, underage rape victims who didn’t know they were pregnant…) so it’s more analogous to … I don’t know… an SS worker who put a bullet in the head of the almost-exhausted-to-death inmates?
    Wandom stwanger leaves!

  2. admin:

    You’re right that some anti-abortion folks seem to think killing a baby conceived of rape is okay… I don’t understand that. Either it’s a baby or it isn’t. If it is, then how it came to exist is not its fault, so rape is no justification for killing it. If it isn’t a baby, then why should there be any restrictions at all?

    I do wonder how many people are really in favor of abortion-in-cases-of-rape and how many are merely willing to accept that as a compromise… which they can later outlaw as well.

    Also, the minute Dr. Tiller performs an abortion based on conception-through-rape, your “almost-exhausted-to-death” analogy fails.

  3. Air Force Pilot:

    I absolutely believe in a woman’s right to choice! If she wants to have unprotected sex with a man, that is entirely up to her. I will even go as far as saying that in a lot of situations, she has the power to make the choice to hang around with guys who would gladly rape her at the right moment and right circumstances. A pregnancy that follows is the end result of her choice, and is as far as her “choosing power” goes. Nature’s law, God’s design of the human body, whatever you want to call it, dictates that a fully healthy sperm contacting a fully healthy egg in the right time will yield a fully healthy baby. As far as rape babies go, what is the difference in a baby conceived by rape and one conceived by an anxious, hoping couple? The answer is the mother’s convenience. There is no different quality of baby. A baby is a baby. Terminating life is just that, terminating life.

  4. Nikki:

    Your comments are extremely harsh. To compare an abortion doctor to an SS officer is completely naive, and you trivialise the situation by the comparison to a dermatologist removing warts!!!

    Always remember that there are more than one ways to kill a person. Abortion is a horrible thing – no woman should have to go through it. However, your comments reflect the ignorance of people that comment on the subject, but their brain cells don’t really function well enough for them to comprehend that abortion is the best – and sometimes only option – in a lot of cases.

    Ignorant people like you should not be allowed to rant your views from the rooftop. Your stupid opinions have the potential to harm more people than what you believe that abortion doctor did.

  5. admin:

    You know what’s harsher than the comments? Killing babies.

  6. Sammie:

    Totally agree with you. Don’t condone murder but there are absolutely NO tears for this man. Maybe it’s a certain type of justice, considering murder is what he did for a living. Good riddance. Now he won’t kill anymore babies. What goes around comes around!

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