Newman (Operation Rescue) Editorial In USA Today: "We abhor vigiliantism"

Operation Rescue President Troy Newman had an editorial published today, (Wednesday, June 3, 2009), in the USA Today. We are reprinting it below for your convenience, or you may view it on the USA Today

**We abhor vigilantism
Operation Rescue uses all legal tools to expose abortion’s brutality.
By Troy Newman

The fundamental tenet of the pro-life movement is that human life has intrinsic value and is deserving of protection from the moment the seed and egg unite, until natural death. To take a life without due process devalues all life.

We at Operation Rescue were shocked to hear of the killing of late-term abortionist George Tiller and were among the first groups to denounce the cowardly act that took Tiller’s life. It was not justice, but vigilantism, which must be abhorred by a society that embraces the rule of law over anarchy.

Our “pro-choice” opposition fears what will happen if the truth about abortion becomes known. We fear what will happen if the truth is not told.

America must not be afraid of where showing the truth will bring us, whether it is to the brutal death of a baby in the womb, the state-sanctioned starvation death of Terri Schiavo, or dehumanizing war crimes committed at Abu Ghraib.

Tiller’s homicide must be denounced, but so should the killing of over 45 million innocent babies through abortion, because when even one life is wrongfully taken, it devalues us all.

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