David Mills on Respect for Abortionists
Last month, the newspapers reported that the man charged with killing an abortionist in Buffalo in 1998 has admitted doing so, though he said he only meant to wound him. While he was on the run from the law, some pro-life leaders claimed that he had been framed, and his case became a minor cause for the culturally alienated wing of the pro-life movement. (I do not mean “culturally alienated” as an insult, because a degree of alienation is inherent to being pro-life in a pro-choice culture.)
The confession confirmed for the pro-choice movement the image they wanted of their pro-life opponents: fanatical, sometimes violent, resentful, marginal, and gullible. The m . . .