Monday, June 1, 2009

The Best Take on George Tiller's Murder

Dr. George Tiller, the prominent Kansas doctor who was one of three American doctors to perform late-term abortions, was murdered yesterday after decades of terrorist tactics by the scum on the right. Erica Barnett of The Stranger has the best take on Slog:

"On one side, we have those who attempt to protect women's access to abortion by supporting pro-choice judges and elected officials; on the other, we have those who use violence and the threat of violence to intimidate women and abortion providers. Tell me, where is the common ground between those two groups?

So no, President Obama, those who believe in a woman's right to choose should not "open our hearts and minds to those who may not think like we do." Because "common ground," in this case, is code for ceding away our rights— women's rights—in the interest of calming a storm we didn't create. And because you don't negotiate with terrorists—whether they're threatening doctors or taking hostages."

Donate to Planned Parenthood in Dr. Tiller's memory.


Update: Sully on Olbermann tonight:

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