What I find interesting is what I see as a disconnect in pro-life circles on this issue.
Few of us would deny that killing a man about to take the life of a three-year old is fully justified, indeed laudable, if it is the only way to stop him.
Many prolifers claim to consider abortion to be murder, yet decry any violence against abortion providers.
This inconsistency can only be resolved in two ways, that I can see:
1. Many if not most prolifers don’t “really” see abortion as murder, at least not in the same way they do the killing of a born child. They just claim to.
2. Many if not most prolifers aren’t willing to carry their premise to its logical conclusion. They shrink from the consequences if they did.
The good doctor has made it very clear he’ll keep aborting babies as long as he’s alive. Seems to me someone who really considers abortion to be murder would draw the obvious conclusion.
I think it boils down to a religious stance on 'thou shalt not kill'....'it is God's domain to deal with sinners'....and the ever fashionable 'murder in any form is reprehensible'......
That said, you won't see me publicly advocating harm to these murderers for obvious reasons, but you won't see me lamenting their demise by others, either....