I just saw this article from Ann Coulter and wanted to share it with you all because it's an EXCELLENT rebuttal for anyone who tries to over-hype the recent tragedy involving the late-term abortion doctor George Tiller and the man who murdered him last weekend.
By "over-hype" I mean to say that there will undoubtedly be those who will try to capitalize on this and use it as the catalyst to implement stricter gun laws and to justify a backlash against Christians and those issues that are important to us (i.e. abortion, immorality, freedom of speech, etc.).
Don't believe me? There are already calls for a tougher response in this tragedy's wake (President Obama ordering ramped up security at abortion facilities across the country isn't enough?) with some even pointing to this as "proof" that the controversial Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report about "right-wing terrorists" from a few weeks ago was accurate.
Here's some simple math for us:
49 million to 5
As in 49 million abortions to 5 murders of abortionists since the '70s. Let those numbers sink in for a moment. If you're the type of person who has always gotten your news from headlines, news tickers, and sound bytes then you've probably been living the last few years under the assumption that what happened to George Tiller over the weekend is a common occurrence, and characteristic of the Christian community. This is patently false. No, it's absurd! Look at those numbers again. Yes, you read that right. 49 million abortions to 5 murders of abortionists. Where does the media get off painting this (and us) as the threat to the future of humanity?
"Can pro-lifers get a hate crimes bill passed and oceans of ink devoted to assuring Americans that 'most pro-lifers are peaceful'?" asks commentator Ann Coulter in her newest column.
Coulter devotes her hard-hitting piece to comparing the death toll of abortionists since 1973 versus the number of children killed by abortion itself.
Writes Coulter: "According to recent polling, a majority of Americans oppose abortion -- which is consistent with liberals' hysterical refusal to allow us to vote on the subject. In a country with approximately 150 million pro-lifers, five abortionists have been killed since Roe v. Wade. In that same 36 years, more than 49 million babies have been killed by abortionists. Let's recap that halftime score, sports fans: 49 million to 5. Meanwhile, fewer than 2 million Muslims live in America and, while Muslims are less murderous than abortionists, I'm fairly certain they've killed more than five people in the United States in the last 36 years. For some reason, the number '3,000' keeps popping into my head."
So, in a country that is more than 50% pro-life -- and 80% opposed to the late-term abortions of the sort performed by George Tiller -- only 5 abortionists have been killed since the procedure was legalized in the 1970s. Yes, one murder is always one too many, but I think you get my point.
My favorite lines from her column are: "Why aren't liberals rushing to assure us this time that 'most pro-lifers are peaceful'? Unlike Muslims, pro-lifers actually are peaceful...But the killing of about one abortionist per decade leads liberals to condemn the entire pro-life movement as 'domestic terrorists.' At least liberals have finally found some terrorists they'd like to send to Guantanamo."
Two wrongs don't make a right, but let's also view this subject with a little bit of levity and common sense because one murder (although heinous and completely unacceptable) doesn't tip the balance in favor of those who wish to condemn and ostracize us Christians.
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