Killing Abortionists: A Symposium
I am personally opposed to killing abortionists. However, inasmuch as
my personal opposition to this practice is rooted in a sectarian (Catholic)
religious belief in the sanctity of human life, I am unwilling to impose
it on others who may, as a matter of conscience, take a different view.
Of course, I am entirely in favor of policies aimed at removing the root
causes of violence against abortionists. Indeed, I would go so far as to
support mandatory one-week waiting periods, and even nonjudgmental counseling,
for people who are contemplating the choice of killing an abortionist.
I believe in policies that reduce the urgent need some people feel to kill
abortionists while, at the same time, respecting the rights of conscience
of my fellow citizens who believe that the killing of abortionists is sometimes
a tragic necessity-not a good, but a lesser evil. In short, I am moderately