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Statement on George Tiller

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As you may know by now, yesterday, Kansas abortionist George Tiller was brutally murdered while on his way to church Sunday morning.  Sadly, whether or not his murderer is connected to the pro-life movement – and it appears that he is not – his rogue and violent actions will setback the dialog on abortion in this country.

We at the Family Policy Council of West Virginia categorically denounce the life-taking violence witnessed in the death of Mr. Tiller.  There can be no justification for vigilante justice and we will not excuse it.  We continue to stand for policies that embrace the sanctity of human life and will work peacefully to ensure progress toward that goal.

At the same time, we offer our humble condolences and prayers to the now grieving Tiller family.

For reference, below are the statements released by groups associated with the Family Policy Council of West Virginia:

Dr. James Dobson, founder and former Chairman of the Board, Focus on the Family:

“We are shocked by the murder of George Tiller, and we categorically condemn the act of vigilantism and violence that took his life. America has from its foundation respected the rule of law, by which every citizen is guaranteed life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Those constitutional rights are forfeited only when crimes have been committed, and the perpetrator is charged and found guilty by a jury of his or her peers in a court of law.

“Tiller recently faced serious charges related to the killing of babies in violation of the law, by the most grotesque procedures administered without anesthetics or compassion.  We profoundly regretted the outcome of his legal case, believing the doctor had the blood of countless babies on his hands.  Nevertheless, he was exonerated by the court and declared “not guilty” in the eyes of the law.  That is our system, and we honor it.

“Our condolences are extended to the Tiller family.  The person or persons responsible for his death should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Mr. Tony Perkins, President, The Family Research Council:

“We are stunned at today’s news. As Christians we pray and look toward the end of all violence and for the saving of souls, not the taking of human life. George Tiller was a man who we publicly sought to stop through legal and peaceful means. We strongly condemn the actions taken today by this vigilante killer and we pray for the Tiller family and for the nation that we might once again be a nation that values all human, both born and unborn.”

 

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Written by Jeremy Dys

June 1, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Posted in Life

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