Monday, July 09, 2007

Credit where credit is due

Last week I was contacted by someone called DoctorDefense who argued in favor of Pro-Choice terrorism to balance out doctor killing Pro-Life terrorists. I was appalled by the idea and said so. Our side does not need the help of murderous thugs. I wrote at the time, "A creep is a creep even when that creep claims to be on our side." Today I was pleased to discover that others share that feeling.

Last week Wisconsin Right to Life issued a press release condemning the vile Paul Hills Days stunt scheduled for Milwaukee later this month.
Wisconsin Right to Life has learned that four groups, who wrongly call themselves "pro-life, will be in Milwaukee from July 26-29 to honor Paul Hill, a terribly misguided individual who was executed in Florida for murdering abortionist John Britton in 1994.

The three day event is being called "Paul Hill Days" and will include an "reenactment of 7-29-1994," (referring to an reenactment of the murder of Britton by Hill thirteen years ago on that date.)

"It is terrifying that a 'reenactment' of the murder will take place in our state. It should be condemned by pro-life people of good will everywhere," said Barbara Lyons, Executive Director for Wisconsin Right to Life. "Wisconsin Right to Life has consistently spoken out against violent individuals like Paul Hill who inappropriately use the name of the pro-life movement in carrying out their deplorable acts."

The organizations sponsoring "Paul Hill Days" are
"Paul Hill Memorial," "Children Need Heroes," "Street Preach," and Pro-Life Virginia.

The pro-life movement is guided by the belief that each and every human life has intrinsic value and that the efforts to protect human life should be carried out in a peaceful, legal, non-violent manner.

This debate is painful and unconstructive enough as is. Neither side will be helped by more violent extremists. I'm glad that we can maintain enough sanity to stand together in condemning out and out murder, even if we can't agree on the definition of murder most of the rest of the time. Wisconsin Right to Life could have stayed silent on this; we should thank them for speaking up.

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