Scott Roeder set the pro-life movement back several steps...
The only way killing is justified is
a. as an unfortunate consequence of legitimate self-defense where the goal is not specifically to kill but to remove the threat, or
b. as part of a just war to defend your country and others.
Killing those who kill to show killing is wrong makes no sense. Furthermore, it is ineffective, as
- There are about a million other doctors women can go to, and
- It turns public opinion against the pro-life movement (there are many who are still undecided-if the first thing they hear about us is this nutzo, which side will they choose?)
- The doctor you just killed might have had a change of heart and become one of our allies later on-several former abortion doctors have (Remember Dr. Gunn, the guy who Paul Hill killed? Right before his death, he was beginning to question what he was doing-he had already stopped doing the late-term stuff! Maybe he coulda been one of our allies and a major name in the pro-life movement-of course, now we'll never know)
To sum it all up, SCOTT ROEDER IS NOT PRO-LIFE. He is anti-abortion, maybe even pro-unborn, but when you break down that evil ethic adopted, Roeder is essentially pro-choice.
EDIT: Just heard that there is a sedevacantist faction in Virginia which supports this ilk. They believe that when John Paul II condemned anti-abortion violence in Evangelium Vitae, that was the point where the See of Peter became vacant (ergo, they say Benedict XVI is invalid)...Also, they refer to the National Director of Priests for Life as "Frank Iscariot".