Yesterday morning abortionist Dr. George Tiller was gunned down at his church in Kansas. The police have a suspect in custody and the investigation is ongoing. While law enforcement has not issued a statement or indicated they know for certain the motivation behind the murder, the understood implication is that it had something to do with Tiller’s work as an abortion doctor, and particularly his practice of doing late-term abortions.
The taking of his life is inexcusable and not an act to be taken lightly. I and other committed Christian advocates for life unequivocally denounce this act and any other misguided violence perpetrated in the name of activism, particularly any such violence supposedly on behalf of the pro-life cause.
A lot is being said and written now in the wake of this shocking development. I, too, will have something to say in a few days. But for now, I think it prudent to give the family time to grieve Dr. Tiller’s loss without issuing commentary that might reflect negatively on him.
For Black Life Issues & Action Network,
Chandra White-Cummings, Director