Expect all pro-lifers to be tarred by the evil act of one man.
The gunman, Scott Roeder, was a member of the Freemen, a radical anti-government group. He was convicted in 1996 on possession of bomb parts.
1. All pro-lifers will be proclaimed happy Dr. George Tiller is dead, regardless of their statements.
2. The report on "rightwing extremism" to be cited many times.
3. All pro-life protests only lack the will to be this violent.
4. All tea party supporters will be proclaimed violent.
My condolences to Tiller's family, and particularly his wife, who was singing in the choir when the event occurred. I cannot imagine anything worse than watching your spouse gunned down in cold blood.
Good video here (excluding the first part, since we know who did this now):
Typical moonbat responsehere.
H/T: Jill Stanek.
UPDATE: Another view on Tiller's murder.
UPDATE x2: An analysis that should make both sides uncomfortable.
While the shooters in such cases obviously ought to be arrested and tried, it's less clear what the responsibility is of anyone who believes that Dr. Tiller was not just a murderer but an especially heinous one. The reality is that in past incidents killers of abortionists have not so much been acting from considered moral positions but out of insanity, like John Salvi, and/or, have been so indiscriminate as to threaten the innocent themselves, as Eric Rudolph. Were we on the juries considering what to do with such actors it would be a simple enough matter to determine that they needed to be locked away.
Suppose though a Valkyrie scenario, where a decent man or men, for noble motives, acted so as to stop an evil man and try to save lives? Wouldn't we be obligated to act as nullifying jurors refusing to vote for a conviction?
And given the very real possibility that the climate of violence against abortion providers had a salutary effect on the willingness to provide the procedure can the life-saving component of such violent acts be dismissed out of hand?
Ideas, as conservatives are fond of noting, have consequences, and we need to be honest about confronting the consequences of our own even if the Left won't do likewise. Dr. Tiller believed some of us should be killed for the good of others. It is quite possible that he died today because someone agreed with him on the principle, but differed on the application. His is a death that raises difficult questions for all of us.