The recent murder of late-term abortion doctor George Tiller has me saddened, but also a little confused. I pray for his family and loved ones in this tragic time, and I certainly do not think any killing in the name of the pro-life movement makes any sense whatsoever.

My confusion, however, stems from the fact that many public figures have been quick to denounce this “heinous and violent” act (to quote President Obama), but fail to denounce the equally heinous and violent act Dr. Tiller committed every time he aborted a baby. This demonstrates, even without a direct statement, exactly where the president stands in light of the unborn. Despite his pro-life claims, he seems to be saying that while the murder of a fully developed human being is heinous and violent (which it is), the murder of less-than-fully developed infants is…something else?