Posts Tagged ‘pro choice’

Wrongful Deaths

June 2, 2009

“We are at war, and the other side is winning!” 

I first heard this line used years ago by an individual who was attempting to justify the bombing of an abortion clinic.  I have not yet seen anything in print about the rationale that  has been given by Scott Roeder, who is the man accused of murdering abortion doctor, George Tiller, Sunday morning, but I imagine it will be something along the lines of “life for life”. 

Whether it was Scott Roeder, or someone else: who made that individual judge, jury and executioner?

It wasn’t God.

It wasn’t the courts.

It wasn’t society.

It wasn’t me.

“Desperate times call for desperate measures.”

Abortion opponents had a degree of hope during the Bush administration.  The current administration is decidedly different.  It would appear that extremists might again resort to violent measures.  This is the first act of violent opposition that I have heard about in recent years.  I sincerely hope that it is not indicative of things to come.  Acts of violence will not help the cause of the pro life movement. 

“Two wrongs don’t make a right.”

I believe this would be an appropriate quote for this event.  I am supportive of the pro life movement.  I believe that abortion is the taking of a human life.  I also realize that there are people who believe differently.  The difference is not in the sanctity of human life, but in the understanding of when that life begins.  This is a religious, scientific, and philosophical debate that should be carried on in churches, classrooms, papers, etc.  This debate should be carried on with words, not with guns.

The sanctity of human life applied to Dr. Tiller also.  He should not have been murdered.  This is made even more horrifying because it took place in a church.  What memories have been created for all the people who witnessed this tragedy?  What about the children that were present?  My heart goes out to the the family, friends, and all who witnessed, or have been affected by,  the murder of Dr. Tiller.

Both of these men believed they were doing the right thing.  Both of these men (I suspect) thought that they were serving God in their actions.

I believe that both of these men were wrong.

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Pro Choice or Pro Abortion?

February 28, 2009

Q. When is pro choice not pro choice? 

A.When it comes to the right of individuals not to perform medical procedures that go against their morals.

President Obama is considering overturning a regulation that was introduced during the Bush administration regarding the right of medical personnel to refuse to perform certain medical procedures (including abortion)  for personal ethical reasons.  This is good news to the people who support abortion, and bad news to their opponents.

I thought that a big part of the argument in favor of abortion was over a person’s right to choose?  What has happened to the right of medical personnel to refuse to participate in acts that violate their moral conscience?  Since when does the right for an individual to choose to have an abortion mean that someone else has to violate their personal choice to not perform abortions?  

That is inconsistant and it is wrong.  I sincerely hope that President Obama will be as considerate of the choice of people who want nothing to do with abortions as he is with the choice of those who want an abortion.

Is he pro choice?  Or is he just pro abortion?

I guess we will see.