The person who did this is not pro-life, anti-abortion perhaps, but still pro-murder. The tide was turning in our favor, and some deranged lunatic had to give the media the spark they need to raze a decade of our successes in changing public opinion. This is not even a case of winning a battle but losing the war - it was just a total loss, with the creation of a new secular saint.
In a culture marked by disgust for profiling on the basis of thousands of data points, there is unfortunately a tendency to support profiling on the basis of a single or very small number of politically-correct data points (Christian leaders and outspoken conservative Republicans are sex-crazed homosexual child-molesting drug-addicts, 2A proponents are violent paranoid anti-Semitic serial-killers-in-training, pro-lifers like to bomb abortion clinics and shoot abortion doctors, etc etc). Fewer will want to identify with a movement made out, by the media, to be intimately connected with shooting doctors or bombing clinics. This is a sad day for the life of one adult plus his family, AND a sad day for the thousands of additional unborn children murdered because thousands of minds will be turned by this demented act.
The left never apologizes for the nuts on the left.
The right should not apologize for the nuts on the right.
Did the Unabomber hurt Al Gore?
Did Al Gore ever apologize for the Unabomber?