Well, well. With a unified voice pro-lifers are condolent but refusing to cower and accept blame for the murder of late-term abortionist George Tiller by a noncompliant schizophrenic.
This is such a surprise it’s newsworthy. According to The Washington Independent yesterday, which apparently reads this blog:

… [A]nti-abortion activists have begun to push back against the news that Department of Justice dispatched federal marshals to protect abortion clinics that requested extra, temporary security….

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And the murder of a military recruiter in Little RockMuslim convert Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad is the suspect – has prodded activists to portray coverage of Tiller’s murder as unfairly slanted and overblown. Jill Stanek, an anti-abortion blogger and activist … responded… with a simple, unsubtle question: “Where are Obama and Holder?” Gary Bauer… told TWI that the “benefit of the doubt” was given to Islamic terrorists but not to anti-abortion extremists….
By the close of Tuesday, anti-abortion activists had moved from messages of condolence for Tiller to aggressive pushback on any use of the murder as a political issue….

Pro-lifers are also refusing to sidestep who Tiller was, what he did. Ann Coulter’s column yesterday on Tiller was quite the back-atcha…

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…Tiller was protected not only by a praetorian guard of elected Democrats, but also by the protective coloration of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – coincidentally, the same church belonged to by Tiller’s fellow Wichita executioner, the BTK killer….
I wouldn’t kill an abortionist myself, but I wouldn’t want to impose my moral values on others. No one is for shooting abortionists. But how will criminalizing men making difficult, often tragic, decisions be an effective means of achieving the goal of reducing the shootings of abortionists?
Following the moral precepts of liberals, I believe the correct position is: If you don’t believe in shooting abortionists, then don’t shoot one.

Shock, even the Los Angeles Times editorial board stood up for pro-lifers…

It’s unfair to ask antiabortion activists to muffle their message because it might inspire an unbalanced individual to commit an atrocity.

…. as did Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz:

We need to be really, really careful about blaming people for murder.
The reprehensible slaying of George Tiller, because he performed abortions, shocks the conscience. The man who pulled the trigger – a suspect is already in custody – is responsible.

Pro-aborts did not expect this sort of response. Their usual attacks aren’t sticking. Frustrated, they’re becoming even more frenetic, to the point of counterproductivity. Couldn’t believe Feministe blogger Emily Douglas was willing to link to the photos I posted yesterday of partial birth aficionado LeRoy Carhart’s ramshackle and filthy mill in order to accuse me of trying to “aid and abet the crazy ones who will resort to violence”…
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Emily wrote, “She wants to prove her point that it’s a dingy building? Over Carhart’s safety, and the safety of his staff and patients?”
I’m confused why Emily isn’t concerned about keeping Carhart’s patients safe from him. Are we to blame her if and when Carhart kills one of them?
When Feministe blogger Jill reposted Emily’s piece, she ratcheted up the title a bit. You know Feministe, the blog with the logo of the little girl holding a gun.
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Emily and Jill need to also accuse Carhart of publicizing his own whereabouts with a 6×10′ billboard, including a huge arrow pointing to the entrance of his mill, as well as a webpage that includes a map to the clinic and directions.
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They’re blaming OR for not knowing Tiller shooter Scott Roeder’s diagnosis when he called for information on Tiller’s appearance in court earlier this year and because he left 1 comment on OR’s blog in 2007.
I guess that means we’re to request psychological evaluations as a prerequisite for commenting… although I must give credit to this blog’s moderators for picking up on a pro-abort nutcase, researching him, and reporting him to the FBI last year.
[HT for RH Reality Check/Feministe posts: Steve Ertelt of LifeNews.com; LAT and WE pieces: Kristina]

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