Anti-abortion activist stops a beating heart.
James Kopp is really, really sorry that he killed Bernard Slepian. Sort of.
“The truth is not that I regret shooting Dr. (Barnett) Slepian. I regret that he died,” Kopp told the newspaper in an interview published Wednesday. “I aimed at his shoulder. The bullet took a crazy ricochet, and that’s what killed him. One of my goals was to keep Dr. Slepian alive, and I failed at that goal.”
“To pick up a gun and aim it at another human being and to fire, it’s not a human thing to do,” Kopp said. “It’s not nice. It’s not pleasant. It’s gory, it’s bloody. It overcomes every human instinct.
“The only thing that would be worse, to me, would be to do nothing, and to allow abortions to continue.”
That kind of moral clarity must be blinding.