Jeff Boettcher wrote:I wonder how many "pro-lifers" are in favor of the death penalty for adult criminals?
IAMWHATIAM wrote:Jeff Boettcher wrote:I wonder how many "pro-lifers" are in favor of the death penalty for adult criminals?
Not sure I understand the point of your question. There is a big difference between a criminal who has commited a horrific crime, has been tried by jury, convicted and sentenced to death, and an innocent, unborn baby that has no choice or influence regarding its life.
IAMWHATIAM wrote:In reference to Kerrys' post, that is a sad sad situation. Two innocent lives destroyed, A young girls childhood forever ruined and a "step father" (and I use that term very loosely) who appears to have walked away possibly to perpitrate the crime again. I understand the doctors ethical position to help the family of the young girl, but I also can't agree with the destruction of two innocent lives to protect the young girl. If her life was in danger, it would be a difficult decision, but a decision would have to be made and the family should be left to make that decision in privacy. The church got it wrong and appears to have done nothing but throw coals on the situation.
neup99 wrote:I think the idea is that it is ironic for someone to be pro-life when it comes to abortion, however are in favor of the death penalty.
NurseNell wrote:neup99 wrote:I think the idea is that it is ironic for someone to be pro-life when it comes to abortion, however are in favor of the death penalty.
Pro-life means for life, all life. People who are anti-abortion but pro death penalty are not pro-life. They are anti-abortion. You cannot pick and choose if you are pro-life.
neup99 wrote:I think the idea is that it is ironic for someone to be "pro-life" when it comes to abortion, however are in favor of the death penalty.
logic1 wrote:neup99 : pro life is concerning human life....not plants - lets get real - below is definition for the social movement" - yes, there are many different aspects but the social aspect is the one most addressed.
Pro-life is a term representing a variety of perspectives and activist movements in medical ethics. It is most commonly used, especially in the media and popular discourse, to refer to opposition to abortion. More generally, the term describes a political and ethical view which maintains that human fetuses and embryos are persons and therefore have a right to live. Less commonly, it can be used to indicate opposition to practices such as euthanasia, the death penalty, human cloning, and research involving human embryonic stem cells.
On the issue of abortion, pro-life campaigners are opposed by pro-choice campaigners who generally argue in terms of the reproductive rights of the woman, rather than fetal rights.
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