Posted by: matt25 | June 1, 2009

Assassination is Not Pro-Life

George Tiller was a very public late-term abortionist.

George Tiller was also assassinated over the weekend.  Is it even necessary for me to say how wrong that act was?  In today’s world I believe that it is.  On the face of it, Pro-Life means that you cannot embrace a philosophy of death, killing to gain progress toward a respect for life would be a building upon a horribly flawed foundation and anything that you built upon it would collapse under its inherent hypocrisy.   Every pro-life group that I am aware of has condemned this act of violence and are offering prayers for the victim’s family.

Catholic teaching on this is clear.  In the CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH  paragraph 1786 states: Faced with a moral choice, conscience can make either a right judgment in accordance with reason and the divine law or, on the contrary, an erroneous judgment that departs from them.  Furthermore we read in paragraph 1789 Some rules apply in every case: – One may never do evil so that good may result from it…

So there is no doubt, no matter how strongly you may believe that abortion is wrong and that preventing abortions from occurring may be a good thing, the end DOES NOT justify the means when the means is assasination.  Look at the example of the life of Christ, or more recently Ghandi, and in our nation Martin Luther King.  Each of them was asked to embrace violence as a means to an end, and said no.  Each of them chose instead to give up their life for life.  These are the examples that we need to follow.

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