Scott Roeder, who killed abortionist George Tiller, has been convicted of murder. Pro-life groups, including Priests for Life, reaffirmed their opposition to violence in the efforts to bring an end to abortion. It was also an occasion for people to ask whether Mr. Roeder should have been allowed to make the argument in court that his actions were carried out for the saving of human life.
The fact is that what he did was wrong. The fact also is that what George Tiller did was murder also. What we can learn from the tragedy of Scott Roeder is that the pro-abortion forces do not want anyone to give the slightest acknowledgement to the humanity of the unborn. Our movement must always be nonviolent, and it must also always insist on the truth.