George Tiller's Arguments Against Abortion

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On May 31 of 2009, Dr. George Tiller was murdered while serving as an usher during a church service, due to the fact that he is one of the nation’s only late-term abortionists. This occurrence serves as one of the thousands of violent incidents performed in protest against abortion. Though it may seem like it was for the greater good, the end result, in Dr. Tiller’s case, was death, just as it would be for an aborted fetus. This raises questions about whether or not society should value one life above another. In the end, doing so would be both morally and lawfully wrong. Therefore, the government should enforce stricter laws in regards to the limits on protesting against abortion because it is an invasion of privacy, causes unwanted violence,…show more content…
George Tiller was a frequent target for pro-life violence. He was such a frequent target, in fact, that his murder was not the first time he was held at gunpoint. In 1993, a woman shot both of his arms. On March 31, he died while serving at the Reformation Lutheran Church in Wickita, Kansas, his hometown. His killer, Scott Roeder, was caught the same day and charged with first-degree murder and two accounts of aggravated assault. Though the murder was condemned by groups on both sides of the issue, many pro-life organizations had other thoughts. Anti-abortionist radio host and minister Wiley Drake stated, “I am glad George Tiller is dead." On the other hand, President Barack Obama was outraged by the killing, saying that, “However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence." This occurance is one of the thousands violent protests against…show more content…
The second category states that it violates an individual’s privacy rights if someone “invades a private space in which the claimant has a reasonable expectation of privacy” (Hoffman). Protesting outside abortion clinics is a violation of the woman’s and the abortionist’s privacy rights. For this reason, there should be limits on how much protesting is permitted in front of clinics. It is often argued that protesting is exercising the individual’s right to freedom of speech; however, by doing this, another law is broken. The government cannot pick and choose in regards to what laws they can allow to be broken without punishment. They have to enforce all laws and, when broken, penalize

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