Somehow, I think the Catholic Right should get off this meme.
None of this should happen, let’s state clearly. But given that there are 800,000 abortions each year, and that tens of millions of Americans believe these acts are morally equivalent to murder, the surprising thing is that since 1973, there have been so few killings.
Very reassuring, I must say, that pro-lifers don’t share Martin Riggs’ profile. It would be interesting to do a few things with this. Push pins in a map for each instance of murder or attempted murder. Compare statistics with crisis pregnancy centers that have been bombed or threatened. Could we pat ourselves on the back over only nine killings at abortion protests, if we found out that the death toll at the hands of irate soccer moms or dads were in the hundreds?
Also, there’s nothing like using a tragedy to make a political point about the president. Nice action in the commentariat, too.