I stand with the vast majority of Conservative bloggers: the murder of Dr. George Tiller was a heinous act, not to be condoned. The man who did this vile act did no favors for those who choose to preserve life; he shattered the peace of a church service, he destroyed not only the life he took, but the lives of his family, and he destroyed his own life.
I will not take up the issue at this point of Dr. Tillers crimes against children. His crimes are not extenuating circumstances that forgive his murder. The man who killed him should be caught and punished. Period.
Michelle Malkin tells us to get ready for the fray:
Tiller’s family is grieving. Those who have jumped to score political points before Tiller is even buried are no better than the Phelps family thugs of the “Westboro Baptist Church” who respect no bounds of civility.
Unfortunately, it’s too much to ask the cable news networks and hyper-partisan snipers on the Internet to have the decency to restrain themselves.
Prepare for a wall-to-wall onslaught of gleeful finger-pointing on the Left and heated responses on the Right.
Bob Owens at Confederate Yankee says “a monster is murdered and nothing is gained.”
HotAir’s Ed Morrissey, in describing Tiller’s murder as domestic terrorism, says:
Tiller’s killer is no better than William Ayers, Kathleen Soliah, and Eric Rudolph, people who attempted to use violence for their extremist ends. Those who value life know that murder is the antithesis of the pro-life movement.
Ann Althouse does some very good research on whether Bill O’Reilly is to blame.
And at Little Green Footballs, there’s an appallingly long list of comments from other blogs, celebrating the death of Tiller. Click the link to view the vile comments. I won’t post them here.
This is a bad situation all around, and rejoicing in death–anyone’s death–diminishes us all.