The liberal media blamed prolife organizations for the assassination of George Tiller. This accusation takes various forms. Even though mainstream prolife organizations preach nonviolence, their “incendiary” rhetoric is said to incite acts of violence against abortion “providers.”
Likewise, we’re told the prolife position, if taken to its logical extreme, leads to violence against abortion “providers.”
I’ve already addressed the “logical” argument. Now I’d like to approach the argument from a different angle.
There’s a parallel phenomenon on the left. That involves ecoterrorism, viz. Earth First, Earth Liberation Front, Animal Liberation Front, Earth Liberation Army, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, &c. These groups use incendiary rhetoric. Moreover, they resort to forms of ecotage like arson, car bombing, and tree spiking. They consider this to be a logical extension of the conservation ethic.
However, their guerilla tactics are denounced by mainstream environmental organizations like Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, and the Audubon Society.
If the liberal media were consistent, it would draw the same linkage between ecoterrorism and the environmental movement which it hypes in relation to “Christian terrorism” and the prolife movement.
We could also draw a parallel with the anti-globalization movement.