The National Right to Life Committee put out a press release today condemning the killing of Dr Tiller.

According to the NRLC’s statement, “The pro-life movement works to protect the right to life and increase respect for human life. The unlawful use of violence is directly contrary to that goal.”

The bold text highlights one of the big problems I have with this statement, and with their whole movement actually: the hypocrisy in their definition of ‘life’. Life isn’t all life, in this case. Only lives they deem worth saving.

I’ve always wondered how someone can someone claim to be pro-life and yet take no stance on the death penalty?

If the NRLC really wants to separate their version of the pro-life movement from right-wing extremists, they might try by putting out a press release condemning the death penalty.

And today’s news that Governor Strickland just rejected clemency for another death row inmate in Ohio might be the perfect place to start.