A blog by Miami Criminal Defense Lawyer Brian Tannebaum. Commenting on criminal law issues of local and national interest.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Being Pro-Life, And Pro-Death


I know, I shouldn't write about abortion.

Abortion is not something we debate, its something we accuse others of supporting, or trying to prevent women from obtaining legally. Abortion is something that intelligent people refuse to debate, and wack-jobs kill people over.

Killing doctors who perform abortions is nothing new. But the advent of 24/7 conversation via the internet causes the news, the reaction, and the incendiary hypocrocrits to be heard all in one.

There are two types of "pro-life" schools of thought: Those that think there is only one pro-life school of thought, and those that make exceptions. The former have no use for the latter, but the former have some explaining to do post-assassination of Dr. Tiller this weekend in church.

If you are pro-life, you do not believe in killing an unborn child. I'm not going to get into the debate here about whether a fetus is a human being, I'll assume for purpose of establishing hypocrisy, that it is.

Hypocrisy, being pro-life, and pro assassination of a doctor who is performing legal abortions.

Thou Shall Not Kill?

Or "Thou Shall Not Kill Those That I Believe Should Not Be Killed?"

I know, true pro-lifers believe he was a "mass murderer." But he wasn't, because for whatever you believe about what Dr. Tiller did for a living, and are at least a wee bit knowledgeable when it comes to law, it was not illegal.

Case in point, did any pro-lifers call the police anytime they heard Dr. Tiller performed an abortion?

But they believe that someone who does something legal, yet against religious and moral beliefs, is properly assassinated in church on a Sunday.

Those who believe it was OK to blow Dr. Tiller away last Sunday are good at throwing darts, but generally won't engage in a debate. I've read some comments from those "no one should be crying over Dr. Tiller's death," people, responded with a question, and received no answer.

Maybe the solution for these supporters of murder can try to get an asterisk after Thou Shall Not Kill*

Brian Tannebaum is a criminal defense lawyer in Miami, Florida practicing in state and federal court. Read his free ebook The Truth About Hiring A Criminal Defense Lawyer. To learn more about Brian and his firm, Tannebaum Weiss, please visit www.tannebaumweiss.com


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