What a difference a day makes. On Sunday, late term abortionist George Tiller was shot and killed and the left went ballistic, many making statements attacking the entire pro-life movement even before the assailant was in custody. Today, two uniformed military recruiters were shot and one killed in Little Rock as they stood outside the station and the silence is deafening. What gives? Are middle-aged abortionists worth more than young military enlistees? Or is it that the liberal left is quick to jump to conclusions and accuse the pro-life community and the conservative right is not so quick to accuse left-wing anti-war activists? I smell a double standard.
Examine the facts. The immediate presumption following the Sunday morning killing of Tiller was that a pro-life activist was guilty and the entire movement was responsible. With no evidence, no arrest, no motive, no anything, already the left was in screech mode calling for justice against pro-lifers who kill with their hate speech. President Obama ratcheted up the rhetoric when he issued a statement late in the day describing himself as "shocked and outraged" saying, "However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence." The presumption was, even by the president, that it was a crime of the pro-life movement as a whole. It serves his purpose.
ABC reported the alleged shooter, Scott Roeder, as "being one of the most outspoken anti-abortion militants in the country." Their source? - the Southern Poverty Law Center, an ultra-left organization that includes in their "hate groups" list traditional Catholics and those who oppose gay rights. That ABC would use them as a reliable source indicates just how biased they are. Buried in many news reports was the statement that Roeder is believed to have acted alone. But that is not slowing down the accusations against and demonization of millions of pro-life Americans.
You would think from the hysterical reporting that abortionists are being killed on every streetcorner. Here's a reality check: The last murder of an abortionist was in 1998 in Canada when James Kopp killed Barnett Slepian. The tally is 3,000 to 4,000 babies killed every day and one abortionist every ten years. If pro-life "hate speech" is responsible, we're not very effective. But the pro-abortionists know that's a lie. Pro-lifers aren't the violent ones. This is all about taking advantage of an opportunity.
Now let's look at the killing in Little Rock today. There isn't much I can say because very little has been reported about it. Unlike the Tiller hysteria, the two young men in Little Rock, one dead one wounded, have apparently already achieved their fifteen minutes of fame. Did anyone suggest that their shooting was the act of left-wing anti-war activists - the descendents of folks like Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dorn? Not that I've heard. Are any right wing pro-military organizations or talk show hosts stirring up anger against opponents of the military? Nope. Is anybody in the mainstream media reporting theories that the shooter was motivated by the hate-speech on the left? Nah!
Why do you think that is? Maybe because the alleged shooter is a convert to Islam and we all know that Islam is a religion of peace.
Yes, they all come in peace: the abortionists, NOW, NARAL, Planned Parenthood. It is only the Christian right that is violent and filled with hate. Just ask the kind, compassionate, and tolerant folks on the left. They'll tell you. I wonder what the babies would say if they could express their opinion.