According to New York University instructor Jacob Appel, Kansas' notorious late-term abortionist George Tiller should be looked upon as "a genuine hero who ranks alongside Susan B. Anthony and Martin Luther King Jr. in the pantheon of defenders of human liberty." Good ... grief. Just when I thought I've read it all.
Appel formulated his sick view in a letter to the editor in today's Los Angeles Times (Sun. 3/22/09).
Tiller's practice is truly an abomination. His office has reportedly instructed women to expel their late-term unborn babies into a toilet. (See this eye-opening segment from the O'Reilly Factor from 12/12/2006.) Tiller currently faces 19 counts of "violating the state's late-term abortion law." Yet Appel says Tiller should be held "in esteem."
Here's Appel's full letter (emphasis mine):
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
Oh, yeah. Did you see that Appel is a teacher of biothics? (Here's his bio I found.)
God help us all.
For more on Dr. Tiller, check out the work of Operation Rescue.
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