Monday is the one-year anniversary of the murder of Dr. George Tiller, one of the country's few late-term abortion providers, and Sen. Harry Reid marked the occasion this morning:
The tragedy of Dr. Tiller’s death, and of Dr. Slepian’s death – and of every atrocity like it – is independent of the issue of abortion. It’s not about the legality of abortion or funding of abortion. These are emotional debates, and ones on which people of good faith can disagree.
What so shook that Kansas town was rather an act of terrorism. What reverberated out to our borders and coasts from the center of our country was the violation of our founding principle: that we are a nation of laws, not of men.
It doesn't get said enough that Tiller was in his church with his wife and friends close by when Scott Roeder finally succeeded in his efforts to kill him. So it's good that Reid took the time to remind us.
-- Monica Potts