Thursday, March 26, 2009

Abortionist George Tiller = Martin Luther King Jr. ?

Jacob M. Appel does it again in a letter to the LA Times.
The Times' article on the upcoming trial of Kansas abortion provider George Tiller certainly conveyed the animosity that abortion opponents feel toward his work, but I am not sure it captured fully the degree to which abortion-rights supporters, such as myself, hold him in esteem.

To many progressive Americans, George Tiller is a genuine hero who ranks alongside Susan B. Anthony and Martin Luther King Jr. in the pantheon of defenders of human liberty.

Although one need not agree with this assessment of Tiller, the intensity of this brave man's support among his admirers should not be underestimated.

Jacob M. Appel

New York

The author teaches bioethics at New York University.

I wonder if Appel has ever heard of Christin Gilbert.

HT: The BlogProf

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