Re: Murder in Kansas.
Because it's terrorism, terrorism that works, and we're clearly not prepared to confront it as such.
UPDATE. BTW, this is gallows humor, duh. Looking at the actual record, while an abortion provider has not been killed since 1998, that hardly means that there has been no anti-abortion terrorism since then, as even a cursory examination indicates. The murder of Dr. Tiller is anything but an "isolated incident." So much for waterboarding keeping "us" "safe."
I can’t help but to follow the logic. “Doctor” Tiller is committing late-term abortions, which by any sane person’s calculation is infanticide. This is murder. Through perversion of the law, this is permitted, despite it flying the face of the history of civilization. This has been tolerated for two decades, and nothing has happened to stop the killing. He would have continued to commit this crime.
I can’t escape the conclusion that killing Tiller was the right thing to do. I am uncomfortable with this conclusion because it’s dangerous. But nevertheless, it was the ethical thing to do. Tiller would have continued to take numerous lives. Nothing was going to stop him. So someone did stop him. And now fewer lives will be taken.
Never mind that the author of this Red State comment next decides to compare Tiller's killer to Rosa Parks (!).
Look, if you think abortion is "murder," this commenter's position is not very far out there. I don't, so I can say that it is pretty far out there, which it is. But the people who do think abortion is murder do tend to correlate pretty closely with those who think that, say, something as awful as torture is justified in entirely imaginary scenarios (no bombs were in fact ticking, remember) involving the mass loss of life. Well, following this "logic," with abortion, arguendo, you have an actual mass loss of life. Why be willing to get all twisty about the "rule of law" in regards to the subjunctive threats posed by terror subjects but not the (again, arguendo) empirical killing of innocents?
Far be it from me to suggest that the anti-choice crowd aren't willing to accept the consequences of their arguments, but, well, actually, that's exactly what I'm saying. See also (passim) the unseriousness of the idea that "murder" ought to "be left to the states to decide," or that women who pay to have someone commit "murder" on their behalf ought to face no legal penalty.
FINALLY. Clearly, abortion is just a form of birth control. Late term abortions especially.