The cold-blooded murder of Dr. George Tiller of Wichita is another reminder for us to focus on the key issue at stake. We need to educate our population about keeping our bodies healthy and safe from rampant sexually transmitted diseases and, above all, practice control over our sexual decisions.
Saying “no” is not an option in cases of forced sex. Thankfully in cases of unplanned pregnancy that threaten the life of the female (not the male), safe, legal options are available. We should strive to support and maintain community health centers such as Planned Parenthood and educational standards that inform honestly about the sexual options available to people of all ages.
If the intent is “just say no,” say it about violence and war. Every act of violence to a health-care facility or practitioner or patient seeking health care is an act of violence to society. One never knows when a loved one will need the services offered.
I applaud Dr. Tiller for his years of service to all those whose lives were entrusted to his care.
Mike Hendricks’ column “Abortion foes lose moral standing” (6/1, National/Local) is the most convoluted, idiotic rant I’ve seen in a long time. His attempt to heap blame for George Tiller’s death on anyone and everyone who supports the pro-life movement is ridiculous.
According to Hendricks, all of us who believe in protecting the unborn are responsible for this one nutcase who surfaced and pulled a trigger. This kind of logic defies explanation.
I’m wondering if it’s safe to keep the murderer of Dr. George Tiller in an American prison. Maybe we need some special facility offshore somewhere.