Yesterday, the day we celebrated Memorial Day, was the one-year anniversary of the murder of late-term abortionist Dr. George Tiller. A troubled man named Scott Roeder walked into Dr. Tillers church in Witchita, Kansas, and shot him in the back of his head during a Sunday morning service. On April 1, 2010, Roeder was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Dr. Tiller was most known for being one of the few doctors in the country who performed late-term abortions. While most reasonable people (Congress included) agree that a late-term abortion is a deeply violent and unjust act, Scott Roeder's act of murder was equally as violent, and equally as unjust. The foundation of the pro-life movement is respecting the dignity of every single human person, from conception to natural death. This holds for the unborn baby in the womb as well as for doctors who perform abortions.
On this one year-anniversary let us pray for a renewed commitment for the sanctity of all persons, born and unborn; for Dr. Tiller and his family and friends; for women and families who suffer the consequences of abortion, including the particular violence of late-term abortion; for Scott Roeder and his family; and for our country.