Skip to comments.Dr. Alveda King -- Sorrow that Dr. Tiller Didn't Live to Repent
Posted on 06/01/2009 7:33:01 AM PDT by victim soul
Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said today that the killing of late-term abortionist George Tiller brings tremendous sorrow.
"Two years ago, I visited George Tiller's clinic in hope of telling him that babies desire mercy," said Dr. King. "I wanted to share with him the harm I experienced from abortion. My prayer was that one day he would join me in repentance. I am deeply sorry that his life was taken before that could happen."
"It's especially horrifying that Dr. Tiller was shot in church," added Dr. King. "My grandmother, Alberta King, was killed by a Christian-hating gunman as she played the organ during Sunday services. Just as the womb should be a safe haven, so should church. I condemn this murder in the strongest possible terms."
A colleague of Dr. King's in a pro-life African-American coalition, Pastor Stephen Broden, also declared, "Pro- lifers are devastated by the Tiller killing. In the great tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we pray, march, and counsel peacefully. Just as earlier civil rights workers, pro-lifers do not answer violence with violence."
Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.
I wonder if zerO ever thought of this:
“Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother. The mother decides his or her fate.”
for some reason, I suspect theOne is conflicted.....his mother did not have the option of aborting him......I wonder if he wished she had? he is so determined that even his own unborn grandchild should be able to be aborted.....it’s so odd.
She is right on target with her comments.
The good news is that a recent poll says that there is a new majority of Americans who now say they are pro-life. This recent murder, bad as it is, WILL NOT CHANGE THINGS.
Right The man was in his 60’s. He had decades to repent and did not...his problem not ours..
I can only agree with you. I have shed no tears over this man.
Agree with you on all counts...I don’t understand all the hand-wringing on the part of some pro-lifer...like they are afraid of what their enemy might say about them..
The article did say he was gunned down outside of a Church where he served as an Usher though. He had plenty of opportunity to change his mind and repent, anytime.
Whether God or the Devil sent his killer to him, or as the Buddhists say, his bad karma finally came upon him, is neither here nor there now. He's dead to this world, and he can't abort another baby again.
Where he is now is anybody's guess. My guess is Hell where all unrepentant murderers go.
She's a much better Christian than I am. I feel emotion, but sorrow isn't it...except for the babies he butchered.
“I can only agree with you. I have shed no tears over this man.”
A side note - I had an opportunity to make some comments about a “vigil” in my town for the loss of dear Dr. Tiller by the local Kos types who were wailing it up like Hollywood extras ... my question was whether or not they planned a similar memorial service in memory of the Army recruiter shot dead yesterday. Other than some cursing, that pretty much broke up their pity party.
Im wondering from your post under what kind of scenario you are imagining that we are going to win this struggle. It is obvious that we have lost and lost massively.
As long as pro-life people don’t face reality and realize that we have had our heads handed to us then we will continue to count the weekly abortion numbers as if they are reality and when they seem to dip a couple we will jump up and down thinking we are winning.
Take a breath and get a reality check. The abortion numbers are gathered yearly through self reporting. Does that not sound like a scenario frought with corruption? The abortionists self report so they can pay taxes on their profits, and abortion is a “cash” business. So when you hear the National Right to Life and others talk about victory on the horizon and how abortion is becoming more rare you are being decieved.
They have willingly dilluded themselves into thinking that those abortion stats are reality. When in fact we have found that there are many times more abortions being done than are being reported, and there are many more abortionists than what we imagine, only they keep under the radar of most pro-life groups because it is only a part of their medical practice.
We pro-lifers have no clue as to what the reality out here is. We are completely off base on what is happening in the real world. We lost this battle already, and every dead baby is proof of that loss. So we judge someone who tries to stop a mad-man from killing more babies and not because it immediately sent that man to hell, but because it “messed up” our feeling of how we are going to win this battle.\
Did you sleep through this last election cycle? We lost by millions of votes. The nation voted in a man who is one hundred percent pro-abortion. No reservations no limits, even to the point that a baby born alive after an attempted abortion should be killed. How does that fit in your plan that we are going to win this battle and that the guy which shot tiller messed up that victory?
The guy that killed tiller stopped that monster from killing another baby, and that is good enough for me. The movement be damned. Nothing the movement has done for the last forty years has made a whip of a difference, and we need to face that fact. This country has become a pro-abortion country and exports that belief to the world around us, including paying for many of the third world’s abortions.
Don’t pontificate on this guy who decided tomorrow’s planned deaths weren’t going to happen. I am glad the murderer found his end. He lived by the act of taking innocent lives and i am glad that his NON INNOCENT life is now gone. At least we can say one thing about the incident, no more babies died in his clinic that day.
Good for you!