"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good" (Romans 12:21).
A few days ago, late-term abortionist George Tiller was murdered. He had killed an estimated 60,000 pre-born children.
How should I respond to his murder?
First, I oppose his murder. Mr. Tiller's murderer did not have the right to take his life.
Second, I mourn his loss. Mr. Tiller could have used his talents to help people. He could have been a healer rather than a killer. Even after committing numerous abortions, he could have repented. He could have become a Christian. He could have become an advocate of life rather than death. He could have received God's forgiveness. His death is an occasion for mourning.
Third, I will remain committed to pro-life principles. Mr. Tiller's death has caused a backlash against the pro-life position, but I remain convinced that Christians need to continue to seek to save the lives of unwanted children. I have addressed this issue a number of times on my blog.
At http://adisciplesthoughts.blogspot.com/2008/05/winning-isnt-everything.html, I explain why pro-lifers must continue to work to save the lives of pre-born children even when things don't seem to be going our way.
At http://adisciplesthoughts.blogspot.com/2007/09/actively-pro-life.html, I share ideas about ways to put pro-life convictions into action.
At http://adisciplesthoughts.blogspot.com/2007/06/overcoming-evil-with-good.html, I share a principle for effectively opposing abortion.
At http://adisciplesthoughts.blogspot.com/2007/06/sage.html, I tell about how our small actions on behalf of children can have a large impact in the lives of those around us.
The tide of public opinion may shift away from the pro-life position, but I will remain pro-life. I believe it is an honorable way to express compassion for those who need it. I also believe it is an honorable way to serve the Christ who cares about the defenseless.