Very true. But the opposite could be argued too--that a pro-life and pro-capital punishment stance isn't consistent.
Thanks for the feedback Erin. I disagree. The point made in the quote is relative guilt and innocence. There is no inconsistency in wanting innocent babies to live and guilty criminals to die, is there? But there is inconsistency in letting innocent babies die and guilty criminals live. Am I overlooking something?
Hey Dane--I haven't really thought through the issue of capital punishment as much as that of abortion. You probably know a lot more than I do about it. I believe that one of the primary reasons why most western countries abolished the death penalty is because of concerns that innocent people might be put to death. I don't know what's going on in Illinois now, but back when I lived there, George Ryan put a stop to all executions for that reason. I wish the US would abolish the death penalty too--but it's not something I'm particularly passionate about, and I find abortion much more upsetting.
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