The Des Moines Register interviewed anti-abortion activist Dave Leach on the murder of Wichita abortionist Dr. George Tiller. Leach doesn’t condone the shooting, but doesn’t condemn it. He then goes on to say:
“Based on what I’ve seen so far, the biblical evidence is overwhelmingly supportive of anyone who would give up everything to save thousands from a violent death,” he said.
First, who is this Dave Leach guy? This shows the Register’s bias as he is not an influential prolife figure. I’ve been involved in the prolife movement for years and have never once heard of this guy, but yet his statement appears in the headline “D.M. abortion opponent: Tiller’s death might be justified.”
Mr. Leach. Murder is never justified. It can never be condoned, and it must be condemned by those of us who stand for life. It is against everything that we believe about the sanctity of life. Murder is a sin. This act does nothing to advance the prolife cause.
Governor Sarah Palin made a statement regarding Tiller’s death, and she brings up a good point:
This murder also damages the positive message of life, for the unborn, and for those living. Ask yourself, ‘What will those who have not yet decided personally where they stand on this issue take away from today’s event in Kansas?’
Exactly. This act can not be justified. Period. Vengeance is not our place. We can not individually decide for ourselves that we will provide justice on the behalf of the unborn.
If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord." To the contrary, "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head,” (Romans 12:18-20, ESV).
Vengeance isn’t something we are to seek. It is God’s alone. Those who stand for life, and the truth of God’s word should condemn this act.