The murder of late term abortionist Dr. George Tiller yesterday was a grievous thing. I am resolutely and unwaveringly pro-life; however, murdering those who disagree is not an acceptable way of proceeding with conflict and debate. Scripture clearly gives the governing authorities the responsibility to protect the innocent and punish the wicked. It is unjust for an individual citizen to take this role upon himself. It is the case that the governing authorities in this nation have rebelled against God in their refusal to outlaw abortion and justly punish those who persist in its practice. This failure does not mean that the person who murdered Dr. Tiller, or anyone else for that matter, has the right to usurp the authority divinely given to the governing authorities. The pro-life movement must come forward and resolutely condemn the action of this cold-blooded killer who has, like the pro-abortion doctor he murdered, demonstrated his own rebellion against biblical mandates on justice. This action will only serve to impede the pro-life movement. Pro-life advocates ought to distance themselves from this illegal action.