Regarding Catherine Minolli's column in the February 3 edition, I hope it was not your intention to draw a comparison between the terrorism of Osama Bin Laden and those who are pro-life as being one in the same. That could not be further from the truth. The man who killed Dr. Tiller was obviously deranged and certainly not pro-life, even if he thought what he was doing was for all the right reasons.
Let's be clear, the pro-life movement is about protecting life, all life, from conception to natural death, even the life of Dr. Tiller. It's about opening hearts and minds to truth; truth for mothers, fathers, their babies and the abortionists who provide the services. It's about peacefully organizing and providing alternatives and assistance to these people in such great need.
Ms. Minolli makes mention of Dr. Tiller having the U.S judicial system on his side vs. Roeder's "religious law" on his. She would have to agree, there has been a history of bad law in our country. Remember when a black person wasn't considered a complete human being? Remember when women couldn't vote? Just because it's law, doesn't mean that it's right. Yes, Dr. Tiller had the law on his side when he performed abortions and when he specialized in providing "late term/partial birth" abortions. I would invite Ms. Minolli and your readers to Google "late term/partial birth" abortions. Be prepared, it's horrifying, it's infanticide and our U.S. judicial system says that it's lawful. When you know what the abortionist is doing during these procedures, you'll have to ask yourself how this could possibly be legal in this day and age? Just because it's law, doesn't make it right.
I'm not sure how Dr. Tiller rationalized his lucrative medical practice with his Lutheran beliefs, nor am I sure how Mr. Roeder rationalized his killing Dr. Tiller with his religious beliefs either. They both must have blatantly ignored the Fifth Commandment in their Christian teaching. The pro-life movement does not. It upholds the protection of all life from conception to natural death.