And there is a difference.
It would seem that there’s no better day that this to make that distinction, for today, two disparate events are taking place. One is the annual March for Life in D.C., this on the 37th anniversary of the unconstitutional Roe v. Wade decision, an exercise of raw judicial overreach that accelerated, rather than settled, the angst attending the question of abortion in this country. The other event is the beginning of the trial of a cold-blooded murderer named Scott Roeder, a monster who murdered a monster, Dr. George Tiller, aka “Tiller the Killer”, one of the nation’s most abominable abortion doctors, who regularly and with apparently no conscience snuffed out late-term pregnancies.
Scott Roeder is anti-abortion. He is not pro-life. I am pro-life, not anti-abortion.
What am I saying, and why does this matter? What I am saying is that Scott Roeder is not on my team. Period. Nor is anybody who would advocate or justify the murder of another human being. A pro-life person cannot, by definition, do what Scott Roeder did, but an anti-abortion person can. I’ve said this for years, and believe it as strongly today as I ever have, if not more so.
Why does it matter? It matters because the mainstream media demonstrates its bias at exactly this point. Question, class: what term is used by the MSM for folks like me? If you listen, it’s clear and consistent: they call me, and people like me, “anti-abortion”—even though this is not the term that people in my camp choose for ourselves. Interestingly—and not surprisingly, given the MSM’s disregard for accuracy or fairness—the other side of the coin, which I’d call “pro-abortion”, is called “pro-choice” by the MSM. That is the term that the other side wishes to be known by. Reiterating, those on our side of the fence cannot be termed, in the MSM, by the term we choose, but the other side can. Hey, there’s fairness in media!
But the bigger point is this: in labeling me (incorrectly) “anti-abortion”, I am lumped in with murderers like Scott Roeder and the nutjobs who support, encourage, and vindicate them. And Scott Roeder is not on the team. And if justice prevails, he will, at the very least, spend the rest of this earthly life behind bars, after which he can explain to his Maker exactly what convoluted reasoning he employed to justify his heinous act.