Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 7:17 pm
George Tiller was a mass-murderer. We grieve for him that he did not have time to properly prepare his soul to face God. I am more concerned that the Obama Administration will use Tiller's killing to intimidate pro-lifers into surrendering our most effective rhetoric and actions.Father Frank Pavone, Priests for Life:
I am saddened to hear of the killing of George Tiller this morning. At this point, we do not know the motives of this act, or who is behind it, whether an angry post-abortive man or woman, or a misguided activist, or an enemy within the abortion industry, or a political enemy frustrated with the way Tiller has escaped prosecution. We should not jump to conclusions or rush to judgment.
Lead Story on FoxNews.com about the murder:
"Pro-Life Groups Fear Backlash After Tiller Murder"And, finally, one anti-abortion group that actually says the only thing that can and must be said in the immediate aftermath of such an ugly act.
Charmaine Yoest, Americans United for Life:
We condemn this lawless act of violence. The foundational right to life that our work is dedicated to extends to everyone. Whoever is responsible for this reprehensible violence must be brought to justice under the law.
***EDIT: "Tweets of Hate" sampling of right-wing responses on Twitter. Warning: Do not view if you have high blood pressure.