Unlike Muslims, pro-lifers actually are peaceful?

07 Jun


The right wing’s lead banshee, Ann Coulter, used the murder of abortion Dr. George Tiller to attempt to claim that pro-life extremists are peaceful, and that Muslims are not. Not Muslim extremists, Muslims; All Muslims.

“Why aren’t liberals rushing to assure us this time that “most pro-lifers are peaceful”? Unlike Muslims, pro-lifers actually are peaceful,” Coulter said.

In an attempt to justify her claim, she compared 9-11 to just “five abortionists” killed since Roe v. Wade became law.

“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,” Coulter said. “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 five.”

A halftime score? I’m not sure how to take that analogy. We’re going to flippantly compare the number of abortions performed in the past 36 years, all legally performed, to the number of people murdered who performed abortions, and do so with a sports analogy? How characteristically feeling of you Ms. Coulter.

But wait, she’s not through. Coulter went on to tie all Muslims living in the United States, almost all of them patriotic, tax paying citizens to the terrorist responsible for the murders of 9-11.

“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 percent pro-life – and 80 percent opposed to the late-term abortions of the sort performed by Tiller – only five abortionists have been killed. And in a country that is less than 0.5 percent Muslim, several dozen Muslims have killed thousands of Americans.”

Isn’t it interesting that Coulter never uses the term, “Muslim Extremist”; she prefers to just throw all the followers of Islam into one big group. Much the same way Islamic Terrorists throw all non-Muslims into the same bag, or the same way Adolf Hitler and his thugs threw all the Jews of Europe into one group. I think this is very revealing in deed.

I also find it very interesting that Coulter claims only the five actual killings count as acts of violence by right to life extremists. In fact, there have been 22 documented cases of violence carried out by pro life extremists in this country. Now using your own twisted logic Ann, let’s see? Twenty two (22) acts of violence committed by right wing, pro life extremists here in the United States, and only two attacks by extremist Muslims in America, counting the first bombing of the World Trade Center, and then the 9-11 attacks. Now, who exactly appears to be more violent?

Coulter doesn’t just limit her attacks on Muslims however, but also goes after the largest Lutheran organization in America, as well as comparing Dr. Tiller to a notorious serial killer.

“Tiller was protected not only by a praetorian guard of elected Democrats, but also by the protective coloration of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – coincidentally, the same church belonged to by Tiller’s fellow Wichita executioner, the BTK killer,” she said.

Ms. Coulter, like many right wing extremists seems to have forgotten that a woman’s right to an abortion is a protected right in this country. It’s legal. While someone may not agree with abortion, or like Dr. Tiller because he was performing abortions, he was not a serial killer, not was he an executioner.

Coulter continues her rant by questioning whether Tiller had a right to live.

She said, “The official Web page of the ELCA instructs: “A developing life in the womb does not have an absolute right to be born.” As long as we’re deciding who does and doesn’t have an “absolute right to be born,” who’s to say late-term abortionists have an “absolute right” to live?”

Ms. Coulter, inciting someone to commit murder would make you as guilty as the person who acts based on your words. When you make such a statement you are inciting others to act violently. And, oh by the way, who are you to decide who has an absolute right to live? While I may think you’re a right wing extremist nut job, I would defend your “absolute right” to live. Yes, even you have an “absolute right” to live.


Posted by on June 7, 2009 in Abortion


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3 responses to “Unlike Muslims, pro-lifers actually are peaceful?

  1. Punisher

    June 8, 2009 at 04:30

    “Ms. Coulter, like many right wing extremists seems to have forgotten that a woman’s right to an abortion is a protected right in this country. It’s legal. While someone may not agree with abortion, or like Dr. Tiller because he was performing abortions, he was not a serial killer, not was he an executioner.”

    Using your logic that being legal makes it not murder, then what the Nazis did was not murder since they were ordered to do so by those in power, particularly Hitler.

    Legal does not make it right.

    Slaveowners at one time had the legal right to own slaves.

    And guess what? They paint all abolitionists as extremists for wanting them their right to PRIVATE PROPERTY. Two words they used reveal two different issues they appealed to: 1) property and 2) privacy.

    Here’s the deal: at most you got 9 killngs of abortion doctors in the last 36 years. That is 1 in every 4 years. And 1 in every 4 years in 50 states and all the territories combined.

    What’s the rate of terrorism from Muslims on a monthly basis or daily basis in the last 36 years?

    And sorry, but you miss Coulter’s point. She was not inciting anyone to murder. She was pointing out the logic of pro-choicers about whether or not the unborn has the absolute right to live. She is turning their moral relativism as logical argument against their own views.

    If one cannot hold to another has absolute right to live, absent of heinous conduct like murder, then why not limit that to just the unborn? The pro-choice reasoning opens a whole can of worms you are unwilling to see or admit to, but Coulter is indeed pointing out.

    It is not inciting folks to murder- it is showing how flawed their arguments and worldview are.

    And as a conservative Lutheran, I say ECLA maybe Lutheran in name only, but its views are so not Lutheran a long time ago when it comes to faith alone, communion, rule of law in the believer’s life, etc.

  2. Punisher

    June 8, 2009 at 04:32

    I meant abolitionists were painted as extremists by slaveowners for wanting to take away the choices of slaveowners to own slaves as private property.

  3. J Paul

    June 13, 2009 at 05:36

    25 attacks by Muslims in the US since 9/11. 38 dead, 24 injured.


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