Pro-Life Fringe Lunacy

I am troubled of late by the circus that is ensuing in my state at the trial of alleged murderer Scott Roeder. Consider this clip from a piece by a TV reporter who is covering the trial:
In the front of the Sedgwick County courthouse Randall Terry, the founder of Operation Rescue and one of the leaders of the Summer of Mercy, called out fellow pro-life leaders for their lack of support for Scott Roeder.

"Notice how few pro-life leaders are here, it's because some of them are horrified about what happened. But it's also because some of them are terrified to be consistent with their own logic and their own rhetoric," Terry told reporters.

But as Terry spoke passers by like Rex Morley couldn't help but yell back.

Morley says he's anti-abortion but calls those like Terry fringe lunatics.

"What a spiel, I can't believe that these people really believe that's its right to kill a man for doing what the law allows him to do," said Morley.
There is a rumor floating that one-time pro-life Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline might be testifying at the trial. I am sickened and saddened that pro-life politics might be introduced in the defense of a man who allegedly murdered a person in cold blood in church.

On the positive side most sane pro-lifers recognize the antics of glory-hound Randall Terry as more of his well-known grandstanding.


  1. I've been thinking about touching on this. Not sure how to yet.

  2. Sad statement of the mindset of some people. If life is sacred, then all life is sacred. If killing someone who performs abortions is okay, what is the next step? Should we cut off the hands of those who steal? Perhaps a good incentive not to steal, but it might add quite a burden to the welfare budget.

  3. Bob,

    If one thinks that abortion is murder, then killing an abortion doctor can be seen as defense of a defenseless human being who is in imminent danger. I can see how they could think this is justifiable homicide. I think it's a wrong, but logically consistent position.

    Don't get me wrong. Gunning down the doctor was murder. Plain and simple. The murderer should be tried and convicted so that others will understand this is not acceptable by our society.

  4. I think that MLK Jr had it right in his "I have a Dream" speech:

    "We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence."

  5. @Brian - Your comment is reflective of Randall Terry's logic.. interesting how Terry can tout the rhetoric but probably would not murder an abortionist himself. These folks are part of the problem.. inflaming people like Scott Roeder with their rhetoric but never taking their illogical positions to their logical conclusions.

  6. Life is precious and sacred. Taking a life, however its done is wrong to my way of thinking too.


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