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Apr 30 2013

A blessing to the babies

An Iowa anti-abortion fanatic muses aloud on YouTube that it would be quite a good thing if someone killed the people who recently reopened a Kansas abortion clinic.

[Dave] Leach posted the comments this month on YouTube. His posting includes a recorded phone conversation he had with another man, whom Leach identifies as abortion opponent Scott Roeder. Roeder is serving a life prison sentence for the 2009 shooting death of the Wichita clinic’s then-owner, Dr. George Tiller.

Leach has previously suggested that other men were justified in killing other abortion providers. He notes in the video that Tiller’s old clinic was recently reopened by a new abortion agency.

“If someone would shoot the new abortionists, like Scott shot George Tiller, … hardly anyone will appreciate it but the babies,” he says. “It will be a blessing to the babies. Everyone else will panic. Of all places to open up a killing office, to reopen the one office in the United States more notorious for decades than any other is an act of defiance against God and the last remaining reverence for human life.”

I don’t think he gives one shit about reverence for human life. I think he just wants to see some people killed, and abortion is his pretext and fig leaf.

I think that’s often the case with murderous “activists” and “extremists.” I think the love of violence comes first, and then the “cause” is found and used to justify it.

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  1. 1
    atheist

    I think that’s often the case with murderous “activists” and “extremists.” I think the love of violence comes first, and then the “cause” is found and used to justify it.

    Then, if the cause found ends up being insufficiently extreme for the ideologist, they just gravitate toward a new one… sometimes a diametrically opposed one. Former communist and right wing activist David Horowitz seems like an example. For some folks, the most important thing really seems to be the fight.

  2. 2
    iknklast

    The question is, would the babies really appreciate it? Is it really so wonderful to be an unwanted child, abused by your parents or shunted from one foster care to another? Is it really so great to be in the world that the bruises and broken bones and fear are appreciated by those who are not wanted?

    I found it very ironic that so many people have told me in my life how glad I should be that my parents “chose life”. No, I wasn’t. My mother raised six children, all of them growing up in various states of dysfunction, and some of them passing that on to their own children. This is an ongoing chain of violence that could have been broken by abortion (or birth control, for that matter). I myself spent ten years in intense therapy, with several long hospitalizations. I did not smile with any regularity until I was 35 years old, because I had very little to smile about. I nearly killed myself, both through years of anorexia and actual physical suicide attempts. This is what these folks are saying when they say “choose life”. A life of fear, terror, and total unhappiness is to be preferred to no life at all. I don’t agree.

    I am one of the fortunate ones. Thanks to a dedicated and capable therapist and my own determination not to let the bastards beat me, I came out on the other side and am now able to enjoy my life. But it makes me want to scream and shout loud curses when I hear people go on about how much the babies will appreciate being brought into a world that doesn’t want them. And with the statistics on how many children are in foster care, unable to find someone to adopt them, they don’t even get to answer that the mother can give the baby up to a nice Christian home that will love and cherish the little snowflake. It doesn’t work that way.

  3. 3
    atheist

    “If someone would shoot the new abortionists, like Scott shot George Tiller, … hardly anyone will appreciate it but the babies,” he says. “It will be a blessing to the babies. Everyone else will panic.

    It is indeed unfortunate that nobody seems to care about babies like he does. How lucky babies are to have a savior in him.

  4. 4
    kevinalexander

    Thesis: I want to kill someone.
    Antithesis: I want to think that I’m a good person.
    Synthesis: Think of the babies!!!

  5. 5
    Jason Failes

    “Of all places to open up a killing office, to reopen the one office in the United States more notorious for decades than any other…”

    Yes, and we’ll have a Boston Marathon next year too. The “notorious” part is the terrorism, not the place terrorized. I’m almost too shocked to be angry. No, wait, there it is.

  6. 6
    screechymonkey

    Will no one rid me of this turbulent priestabortionist?

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