[...] As The American Prospect's Ann Friedman writes, this has to be understood in context. It is the final, decisive act in "an ongoing campaign of intimidation and harassment against someone who was providing completely legal health-care services." That campaign stretched over decades of protests, lawsuits, violence, and, finally, murder. The different elements were not always orchestrated. But the intent remained constant: To counter the absence of a statute that would make Tiller's work illegal with enough intimidation to render it impossible.
This was, in other words, a political act. Tiller was murdered so that those in his line of work would be intimidated. In conversations with folks yesterday, I heard well-meaning variants on the idea that it would be unseemly to push legislation in the emotional aftermath of Tiller's execution. I disagree. Roeder was acting in direct competition with the United States Congress. And it's quite likely that he changed the status quo. Legislative language and judicial rulings had made abortive procedures legal and thus accessible. Yesterday's killing was meant to render abortive procedures unsafe for doctors to conduct and thus inaccessible. [...]
The United States Congress, using the tactic of the Leftinistra, is at fault here with unconstitutional federal laws over a States Rights issue. Did the idiot that pulled the trigger on Tiller the Killer break the law? Yes, whoever it is that did the deal did in fact break the law and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. However, is the trigger puller at fault? That all depends.
Our Constitution does not address abortion, pro-choice or pro-life and, much to the chagrin of a fruit loop at the Daily KOSmonoff gathering of Marxist anti-Americanists, this was not an anti-pro-choice event. That train if thought is defective on many levels because it comes from a mind that has no clue what the Constitution is all about.
Had the SCOTUS at the time of Roe v Wade not over turned a Texas State Law banning abortion in our State unconstitutionally, we would not be discussing this needless murder today. The blood of the murdered unborn and Tiller the Killer is on the hands of SCOTUS and our very dishonorable Congress. So, to answer Ezra's question about how Congress should respond to this sad and tragic event, they should immediately ask forgiveness of the American People and immediately return to their Constitutional enumerated powers and direct the SCOTUS - under the guidelines in the USC - as to what they can and cannot "review".
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Donlad Douglas at American Power blog:
At the paper's website, the Washington Post's headline reads, "Killing Reignites Abortion Debate."
Clicking the link we find, "Slaying Raises Fears on Both Sides of Abortion Debate."
Either way, the leftist media and the radical netroots are pushing hard to get massive mileage from the George Tiller tragedy. Contrary to the Washington Post, the abortion debate was hot all of last year, when President Obama said he didn't want his daughters "punished" with a baby; when his deathwish record on Born Alive Infanct Protection legislation was circulated widely; and when Pastor Rick Warren asked him "when does life begin?" (and he responded that it's "above my pay grade").
In truth, leftists have turned Tiller's death into a one-way superhighway to baby-killing. Debate? What debate? The memes are all about the "evil" O'Reilly, "forced-childbirth" extremists, and the "vindication" of the DHS report. Indeed, it's apparent now that leftists are using Tiller's killing to argue for RELAXING EXISTING LAWS TO ACHIEVE MORE LATE-TERM ABORTIONS!
Words fail me here. I'll let these images speak instead: