Jill Stanek: With Roeder trial, abortion dodges another bullet
The actual translation of Exodus 20:13 from the Hebrew is, “Thou shalt not murder,” indicating a premeditated, uncivil act.
The Bible considers murder the ultimate violation of the sanctity of human life, requiring the ultimate punishment. So Exodus 21:14 makes perfect sense to state, “If anyone schemes and kills someone deliberately,” that person shall be “put to death.”
I would have had no problem with late-term abortionist George Tiller being sentenced to death by a jury of his peers for committing thousands of murders of preborn children. In recent days both President Obama and his spokesman, Robert Gibbs, have endorsed the execution of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. KSM’s actions were no more heinous than GT’s.
But I did have a problem with Scott Roeder murdering Tiller. It was a premeditated, uncivil act.
A pocket of pro-lifers think killing abortionists is just because it stops them from murdering preborn babies when unjust laws or public officials won’t. If one believes in the full humanity of the preborn, they say, use of force is as justified to save their lives as it would be to save a classroom of kindergartners from being murdered.
Scott Roeder was obviously a member of that camp.
Roeder’s defense team wanted to show that Roeder “reasonably believe[d]… deadly force [was] necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to… a third person,” according to KS law, the “third person[s]” being preborn children….
Continue reading Jill’s column today, “With Roeder trial, abortion dodges another bullet,” at WorldNetDaily.com.
Catechism of the Catholic Church:
2268 The fifth commandment forbids direct and intentional killing as gravely sinful. The murderer and those who cooperate voluntarily in murder commit a sin that cries out to heaven for vengeance.
2320 The murder of a human being is gravely contrary to the dignity of the person and the holiness of the Creator.