This is the first time I am going to speak about a specific political issue on my blog.
This will not be a habit. This will not become a place where I jump onto my political soapbox, daily. It’s not how I roll and I’m not keen on the idea of getting nasty emails and comments from people I don’t know, just so I can be “heard”. However, this particular issue, for many reasons that I don’t care to share, is very important to me and I will, for once, take the hits and disclose how I feel. Fully realizing that there are people who disagree.
I will share my response to an interview I watched with President Obama and Brian Williams this evening.
When asked for his response on the recent murder of Dr. George Tiller, President Obama’s first words were, “Murder is murder”. He went on to explain that the idea of killing a man, in a church no less, is intolerable and unacceptable. Even pro-life supporters would agree this is a heinous act.
I couldn’t agree more.
Murder is murder. Murder of a man, no matter his vocation, is MURDER. It is wrong. It is unacceptable.
Why then, is it so very easy for people to turn the other way, speak softly as to not offend and skirt around the issue that babies are being stripped of their rights every day….just as George Tiller was? Please explain to me how people can unequivocally call what happened to George Tiller “abhorrent”, and yet they will justify, defend and explain why it should be legal and accepted for a fetus to be aborted?
Just as long as we feel bad about it and say, “it’s not ideal and it must be really hard for the woman making the choice”. Then that makes it simply a poor choice, a hard choice, a undesirable outcome.
What happened to George Tiller was not simply a poor choice or an undesirable outcome…
It was wrong. It was someone taking ANOTHER PERSONS LIFE INTO THEIR HANDS and making the choice to murder them. It was wrong.
As it is when someone chooses to strip a small baby of their rights. Ending their life.