Coulter Mocks Pro-Abort Rhetoric: “If you don’t believe in shooting abortionists, then don’t shoot a

Wed Jun 24, 2009 - 12:15 pm EST

By Kathleen Gilbert

June 24, 2009 ( - In an appearance on the O'Reilly Factor Monday, conservative pundit Ann Coulter took a jab at the media's white-glove treatment of Kansas late-term abortionist George Tiller following his murder last month, pointing out the ironic situation of those defending the killing of unborn children while expressing horror at Tiller's violent demise.

Providing a mock foil to host O'Reilly's unequivocal condemnation of the bloodshed, Coulter framed the death of Tiller, gunned down in a Wichita Lutheran Church May 31, with the abortion lobby's softening rhetoric.

"I don't like to think to think of it as a murder, it was terminating Tiller in the 203rd trimester," she said.

O'Reilly objected, "You can't diminish what that killer did, or you have anarchy."

"I am personally opposed to shooting abortionists, but I don't want to impose my moral values on others," Coulter insisted.  "If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, then don't shoot an abortionist." 

After O'Reilly continued objecting by condemning the murder, Coulter explained that her remarks were meant to parallel the pro-abortion argument: "If you don't believe in abortion, don't have an abortion."

Citing American Liberalism's support of abortion-on-demand and euthanasia, Coulter said, "in this one case, they're finally against someone dying: a man responsible for killing 60,000 babies."

Both pro-abortion and pro-life groups issued strong condemnations of Tiller's murder immediately following the incident.  However, several liberal voices blamed pro-life and conservative groups for supposedly precipitating the murder by decrying Tiller's gruesome abortion business. 

Among the most vituperated was Bill O'Reilly, whom CNBC's Keith Olbermann called "the principal perpetrator" in the murder for his earlier hard-hitting exposés of the abortionist. 

O'Reilly responded by strongly condemning the "vigilantism" that took Tiller's life, and questioned the mainstream media's "glorification of Tiller" in the wake of the incident.

One of the most infamous abortionists in U.S. history, Tiller was at the time of his murder under investigation by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts for allegedly performing illegal late-term abortions without adequate medical justification. 

See related coverage:

Fox's Bill O'Reilly Responds to Criticisms that he Helped Kill Tiller  

O'Reilly Factor Does Hard-Hitting Exposé of Kansas Late-Term Abortionist  

Senate Blocks Pro-Tiller Resolution Glorifying Abortion Industry 

How George Tiller Drove his Own Employee to Join Operation Rescue  

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