Abortion. When "pro-life" are going to kill


The American pro-life lobby is such a staunch supporter of the life he may start to kill his ideas. This is what happened in Kansas (USA) last week. George Tiller (the photo) died in the third attack on him. On his way to Mass, he was executed coolly to a dozen people. The alleged murderer then fled before being caught by the police.

It is not the a first time doctors carrying out abortions (ie George Tiller agreed to carry out abortions beyond the legal limits étatsusiennes ie 20 weeks for reasons related to the dangers for their own health or major fetal malformations) are the subject of violence against them. Dr. Tiller never went out without a bulletproof vest. According WSBS, "following the murder of Dr. Tiller, Randall Terry, founder of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue (Rescue Operation) described the doctor as a" serial killer "and said," He reaped what he had sown ". He said the memory that would remain would be that Tiller "one of the culprits of the story." Atmosphere. If such acts by fanatics of the pro-life movement are isolated, they are firmly condemned by the official spokesmen of the Pro-Life movement, they demonstrate that the issue of abortion rights remains relevant to States STATES.

Roe vs. Wade, the revolution

It goes far beyond the classic American divisions between Democrats and Republicans, to be a real social issue that divides the American public. This is not the least of the pitfalls that await Barack Obama during his term. The US president comes to reauthorize funding by the US government for organizations promoting abortion abroad to the chagrin of a fringe of religious electorate, Catholic and Protestant, which represents a good third of American voters.

Since the decision Roe vs. Wad e in 1973 authorizing the voluntary termination of pregnancy on the entire US territory. Norma McCorvey, alias Jane Roe, the woman who is at the origin of the request later became a fierce opponent of abortion. Two years later, France will do the same. This decision of the Federal Supreme Court opens the way for the legalization of abortion whose path is strewn with obstacles. We find the same opposition in the debate about the end of life, including the Terri Schiavo case in is the example. If abortion raises the question of the status of the fetus or embryo, from which life begins, etc., do not forget the distress and suffering of women whose only means of abortion have long been the knitting needle, a razor blade or fall down the stairs, with potential health consequences that one can imagine.


Map Legend:

Blue. Legal. Green. Legal under certain circumstances (rape, danger to the mother ...). Brown. Legal for) or (illegal except for) rape, vital risks, defects or mental illness. Orange. Illegal, with exceptions for rape, vital risks, mental illness. Reddish. Illegal, with exceptions for vital or mental illness risks. Bright blue. Illegal.
Source: Wikipedia

An election issue in the United States

The pro-life lobby is a formidable power. He knows how to mobilize its supporters in public debates around the clinics that perform abortions to, on the internet playing the card of blaming the women concerned. At the last US presidential election, John McCain, more open on this issue, was forced to choose Sara Palin opposes abortion, to win back the right wing of the electorate that threatened to give up. Without success. But in some southern states, can not get elected by being openly pro-abortion. He also does not hesitate to use shocking images (below) to support his thesis. Who is not moved (or disgusted) by the blackened body.


The counterpart of the pro-life lobby is the pro-choice lobby as the Americans call it. The main organizations are Planned Parenthood and NARAL, an organization that has made ​​no secret of his fondness for Obama in the US presidential. It also shows in its balance sheet "since 2006, NARAL Pro-Choice America Helped elect 44 new pro-choice members of the House, eight new Senators pro-choice, and pro-choice President Barack Obama. " It helps politicians mobilizing its members and organizing campaigns against advertising-marketing.

The American public turns

gallup-sondage-ibg-usa A Gallup poll (graphic) dating from May 2009 shows that the question "Would you rather consider yourself pro-life or pro-choice," US meet 51% pro-life and 42% pro-choice. And for the first time since the survey exists. They are Protestants who show their more certainty in this respect. A majority of women also expresses pro-life. Evolution is also particularly significant in men since the pro-choice were down 10% and become the minority.

This evolution of the American public demonstrates the great difficulty to calmly deal with this issue across the Atlantic. The murder of Tiller may come awaken consciences few.

In gift Bonux, an excerpt from the film "If the walls spoke," dedicated to the history of those women who have mobilized, risking their lives to abortion in the United States.

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  1. Blogvital said:

    Whatever one thinks of abortion, the assassination is never very elegant, or even sustainable.
    Note, however, that in the present circumstances, there is no link between the Asassin Tiller, and Prolife environments.
    Let shortcuts on subjects as snesibles for women.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Good evening blogvital,
    Scott Roeder, the alleged murderer of Dr. Tiller, would certainly acted alone, in the words of the police. Nevertheless his sympathies with the pro-life movement in the United States cast doubt. Many leaders of these movements have condemned this violent act but not all as shown here: http://armyofgod.com/. Since the late 70's, 25 doctors performing abortions suffered assassinations or assassination attempts.


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