In this question and answer interview
magazine, Warren Hern, called the only doctor in America who admits to performing delayed abortions, receives a typically sympathetic take from the magazine who reports on how he lives in worry and fear because of pro-life extremists, but perhaps what is most shocking is his assertion about those of us who are pro-life. He says:
“It is the clear policy of the American anti-abortion movement to kill every doctor who does abortions. It is not a secret.”
Perhaps more disturbing than his comment is the magazine’s choice to publish such an inflammatory remark. While the whole article is filled with sympathetic writing and comments of Dr. Hern’s fears as he continues to “serve” women by killing their babies well past the age of viability, the choice to accuse the entire group of us of a secret agenda of murder is both disturbing and ironic.
Hern, a friend of abortionist Dr. George Tiller, who was shot and killed by a man who claimed to be pro-life, Hern takes up the martyr cause of the pro-aborts, asserting that he is simply practicing good medicine and all of us who are pro-life want to see people like him die; in fact, he believes we conspire to kill him.
While the other answers he presents are not so stunning, I can’t shake this one because it’s so rooted in hate, but it’s not our hate toward him but the movement of hate that has spread around this nation against those who stand for Life. When a terrorist connected with a people group blows up a building we all recognize that everyone in that group does not represent the marginal actions of the terrorist, but the pro-abortion community would have the nation believe all of us who stand for Life have secret agendas to stop abortion by killing those who perform them because a few radical folks who are truly not standing for Life have committed such heinous crimes.
Life includes all life, Dr. Hern. It includes your life. It includes the life of every abortion doctor, every mom and dad, and every baby, born or unborn. Life isn’t exclusive to our “cause.” Rather, our cause is that of the Father of creation. To be pro-life is to realize that only God has the right to give and take away life. Anyone who thinks an abortion doctor should be killed isn’t truly pro-life. The very thought moves me to nausea. But our movement isn’t one of protest and killing; it’s one of prayer and love.
What I hate most of all is the babies that cried in the womb while Hern took their life while calling it health care. I hate that blood was shed, disposed of in some clinical fashion and drained out some waste receptacle, polluting the land. I hate these things because God hates these things:
These six things the LORD hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood, (Proverbs 6:617-17)
[T]herefore, as I live,” says the Lord GOD, “I will prepare you for blood, and blood shall pursue you; since you have not hated blood, therefore blood shall pursue you. (Ezekiel 35:6)
The truth that abortionists need to see is not that it is our agenda to kill them. I have no agenda to kill anyone. I have given my life to stand for Life. I would be an abomination to the Lord if I thought I had the right to kill, even blood we would not consider “innocent.” I don’t do God’s job for Him; neither should anyone else be allowed to do it.
Dr. Hern and others who think pro-lifers have an agenda of death should realize that their real issue is with God who hates their actions.
Dr. Hern says the real issue is freedom:
We are learning about Darwin and evolution, which many of the people in the anti-abortion movement don’t believe. They don’t believe in freedom. They don’t believe in the fundamental premises of American society.
Part of his statement is correct: freedom is fundamental to American society; he neglects to add that each baby whose life is snuffed out in the womb lost that freedom.
No mater how the abortion industry wants to twist truth, and fling accusations toward those standing for Life, the bottom line is that abortion is playing God, and He isn’t taking applications for a replacement.