he ran in Kansas. Dr. Tiller's family said the "Women Health Care Services" clinic will shutter
it's doors, and no similar clinic will be started. It proves that terrorism is alive and well in
this nation, and that it works.
The pro-birth American Life League stated "...Tiller had aborted thousands of
fetuses" and they went on to call for closing the 731 other clinics in the nation which offer
abortion services. The man accused of killing Dr. Tiller, Scott Roeder, replied "good, good"
when told that the clinic was closing.
What is the difference between al Qaeda and the terrorist pro-birth movement
in this nation? Osama bin Laden carries on a religious war against the West and his own
who do not agree with his fundamentalist views; and Scott Roeder and his crowd carry on
a campaign of terror in a religious war against those who don't agree with their
fundamentalist views. Bin Laden believes Allah approves of killing non-believers and
blasphemers; and CNN reported that Roeder and his gang believe Tiller's death and the
closing of his clinic are a "...victory for the unborn", and means "no more needles going into
babies hearts". We know, sort of, what our government is doing to fight bin Laden. They
are opening our mail, data mining our e-mail, and monitoring Internet activity. They use
national security letters to get everything from the books we take out of the library, to our
most intimate financial records including our charitable giving. They pass the Patriot Act
so they can infiltrate peace organizations and anti-war groups. Our government will kidnap
and rendition people to secret prisons to be tortured. From water boarding to electric shock,
no technique is overlooked to prevent the next act of terrorism against American citizens.
What is the government's reaction to Dr. Tiller's death? The U.S. Marshall's
service says it will increase security at clinics. Where is the outrage over the shutting of
Dr. Tiller's clinic and all the women who will not be served?
Is there anyone reading this today who believes the FBI or NSA or Homeland
Security are checking on what books pro-birth supporters are reading? Will any of their
supporters be taken off American streets, declared to be an enemy combatant, and put in
jail without benefit of council? If you belong to a group sympathetic to bin Laden, you
will have every electronic ear and eye placed on you. What if you belong to groups who
want legal abortion ended? What if you belong to Operation Rescue or the Abortion Life
League? Will any of them face the full scrutiny of our enhanced spying and interrogation
The goal of the pro-birth terrorists is to terrorize anyone who performs abortions.
the goal is to scare them so much that they will quit the business. Dr. Robert Criss performs
abortions in St. Louis, and says the success that killing Dr. Tiller has achieved could cause
some to think "...we can beat these folks if we pick off prominent people. They'll give up".
How is this different than bin Laden's goal? How are the tactics different?
Statistics show that fewer medical students and fewer doctors are learning or
are interested in providing reproductive services. Fear is a big reason for this. Dr. Tiller
had been shot twice. He had been harassed and threatened. Clinics have been bombed
and burned. Yet, there is no evidence, none, that these acts are viewed as terrorism or
represent a significant threat to our national security. What's even worse, the terrorists
are apparently winning.
Nancy Northrup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights said "...It is
unacceptable that abortion intimidation and violence has led to the closing of Dr. Tiller's
clinic. Persistent harassment, including violence, threats, intimidation...deter new doctors
from entering the field and force skilled physicians out".
Women in Kansas who wish to avail themselves of legal ways to control their
reproductive lives now have less choice, and face the possibility of losing access to needed
health care. They are losing access due to a terror campaign that appears to be active; and
it seems to raise few concerns among those who speak of the horrors of terrorism on a
The terrorists won a huge victory. The closing of Dr. Tiller's clinic is their
equivalent of 9/11. The government response has not been anywhere near as aggressive.
Why? What do you think? I welcome your comments and rebuttals. Please send them