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Pro Life but Pro Death?

06/26/2008
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With this weeks U.S. Supreme Courts ruling that States cannot use the “death penalty” as a deterrent to “child rapist”, the “far right” again has seen this as an attack by the “far left” on “morale” issues.

I have a hard time understanding how those who are against abortion, as murder, can then justify how they are in favor of the death penalty for any reason.

Even the conservative columnist George Will, in a column written in 2003, seemed to understand the conflict.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. 06/26/2008 5:17 pm

    And how pray tell can these leftists be so in favor of murdering the preborn, yet be so against executing the sickest and most subhuman of felons?

    The question is quite as valid as your own – and yes, that means your question is as valid as my own. Neither set of viewpoints makes total sense at face value.

  2. Robert Donohoe permalink
    06/27/2008 9:53 am

    Re jonolan, I think the difference is that these “leftists” do not regard the “preborn” as being human life yet.

    Therefore your argument is not valid even if you are right and life does begin at conception it is still not a valid point in this context.

    You say: Murders are human and they should die and Fetuses are human and not die.

    That’s the problem here it is different to us saying:

    Murderers are human and should not die, Fetuses are not human and may be aborted.

    Even if you disagree with the preposition that fetuses are not life you are still left with the fact that the arguments aren’t the same.

    Rob
    http://thisiswhatiwoulddo.wordpress.com

  3. 06/27/2008 3:47 pm

    “Even if you disagree with the preposition that fetuses are not life you are still left with the fact that the arguments aren’t the same.”

    Actually, if I disagree with the thought that fetuses aren’t humans yet, the arguments ARE the same. Killing is killing after all.

    Well, actually the killing of an innocent child would normally be considered worse than the killing of a degenerate felon – at least by most people.

    One side seems to say “Kill felons but not unborn babies” and the side seems to say “Kill unborn babies but not felons.” Neither one seems to hold to an overall kill or don’t kill proposition.

    I was merely pointing out that BOTH sides of the issues are somewhat inconsistent.

    You’re right though – the abortionists do not believe that fetuses are humans yet. That makes the argument vastly different and explains the Left’s position.

  4. 06/27/2008 4:10 pm

    There are some of us on the “Left” that are pro-life.

  5. 06/27/2008 8:38 pm

    Tristan,

    Then that minority among the Left has my respect.

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