If a person is pro-choice and also anti-death penalty, how are those two positions reconcilable?
Answer by tiddliwinks at 11:05 AM on Mar. 21, 2011
True and I considered asking this question. But I think the answer is easier - the adult facing the death penalty made decisions leading to that end. The baby, well....????
Killing is killing. Do the 10 commandments make exceptions? is a life still a life?
I am not pro-choice because I want people to have abortions. I am pro-choice because it isn't my job to make someone else's medical decisions
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:24 AM on Mar. 21, 2011
Answer by samurai_chica at 12:47 PM on Mar. 21, 2011
Answer by samurai_chica at 11:13 AM on Mar. 21, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 11:23 AM on Mar. 21, 2011
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Answer by samurai_chica at 11:28 AM on Mar. 21, 2011
Answer by gammie at 11:39 AM on Mar. 21, 2011
I am not against either.
I am pro-choice because I feel this is a private matter that must be decided by the woman in question, with the help of her doctor and, possibly, her partner.
I have mixed feelings about the death penalty. In cases where there is absolute evidence that the accused is guilty, and that there is no doubt, whatsoever, I am not opposed--as long as it is carried out swiftly, and taxpayer money is not used to carry on a long appeal. I'd rather have the accused be imprisoned with the basics for survival--no entertainment, simple food, basic hygiene, etc., but no comforts beyond a bed. I see no reason to coddle inmates and provide them with luxuries that many honest and law-abiding citizens can't afford.
However, to compare a woman's right to decide what happens with her body to the death penalty of a convicted killer is apples to oranges to me.
Answer by jsbenkert at 11:40 AM on Mar. 21, 2011
That is a totally ridiculous analogy to compare these two issues. How do they even fit in the same sentence??
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 11:56 AM on Mar. 21, 2011