Monday, June 1, 2009

Operation Rescue Condones Anti-abortion Terrorism

Operation "Rescue" leader, Randall Terry said the following about the murder of Dr. George Tiller:

"George Tiller was a mass-murderer. We grieve for him that he did not have time to properly prepare his soul to face God. I am more concerned that the Obama Administration will use Tiller's killing to intimidate pro-lifers into surrendering our most effective rhetoric and actions. Abortion is still murder. And we still must call abortion by its proper name; murder.

Those men and women who slaughter the unborn are murderers according to the Law of God. We must continue to expose them in our communities and peacefully protest them at their offices and homes, and yes, even their churches."

What does he mean by "intimidating pro-lifers into surrendering our most effect rhetoric and actions?" Do their "actions" include murder? It appears so. This man and his organization approve of Dr. Tiller's murder, yet he calls abortion murder and says it is wrong. His brain is so addled with hatred that he speaks easily out of both sides of his mouth.

If Operation Rescue's "rhetoric and actions" are illegal as they are most of the time, then they should be "surrendered." I would hope that the FBI investigates this group as a domestic terrorism organization to see if there are connections between it and the murder. Of course any investigation would be condemned by the Fat Blowhard, Limbaugh, and his minions as a witch hunt against the right wing by the Obama Administration.

I would not be surprised to see more of this terrorism in the near future as the far right steps up its anti-abortion rhetoric and seeks to undermine the current administration. If they cannot get their wish that Arab terrorists attack, then they will attack from within through killings such as this most recent. Do not be surprised to see the bombing of clinics resume. I would not be at all surprised to see at least one suicide bombing in our future. These people are rabid and unbalanced.

Let me add as a footnote that I do not endorse the late term abortions in which Dr. Tiller specialized, unless there are complications which make an abortion necessary.


Diane J Standiford said...

I agree. Maybe N Korea blasting their favorite daughter's state will please them?

Anonymous said...

seek counselling! YOU are losing it. You see all conservatives as the bad guys and can see no REAL dangers.

Georgia Mountain Man said...

True conservatives are not bad guys. Right wing extremists are not true conservatives.

Michael Westmoreland-White said...

Dr. Tiller basically specialized in "mercy abortions." Late term abortions when the mother's life or health was threatened. He was one of only 3 in the nation who would perform them--because others had been frightened away by rightwing violence.

The FBI is now investigating Roeder, the suspect, as someone who may not have acted alone. Operation Rescue's Director of Policy, whose number was found in Roeder's car, had previously been imprisoned for 2 years for attempting to blow up a clinic where abortions were performed. She had been helping Roeder track Tiller's movements.

Further, Operation Rescue had, until recently, a part of its website devoted to Tiller. It has links to the more violent, Operation Save America, and the Army of God.

OR likes to claim that it is in the mainstream of the pro-life movement, but, if this is so, then there is nothing pro-life left of the movement. Because OR promotes violence: acid throwing in the faces of women seeking abortions, making women who come to abortion providers run a violent guantlet in front of the clinic, vandalism, bombings, and attacks on clinic personnel. This is all justified by comparisons with the attempts to assassinate Hitler.

To be sure, there are nonviolent pro-life groups, such as the Seamless Garment Network, Evangelicals for Social Action, Feminists for Life, and others. But Operation Rescue is a domestic terrorist organization.