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“I do not believe that just because you’re opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don’t? Because you don’t want any tax money to go there. That’s not pro-life. That’s pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is.” – Sister Joan Chittister, Benedictine Catholic nun
If we are invading lands, we think those people have earned their right to be killed, and if that is the case, we surely cannot define those people as “innocent”. But someone who has not developed an id or even a level of consciousness have done nothing worthy of death. Maybe a different parallel would serve the pro-abortion community better.
C’mon, man! You’re comparing impersonal war to the personal choice of ending your own child’s unborn life? #NazisMadeMedicalAdvancesToo
Bruce Lee and Aiden, I definitely see your points — I thought about the innocence of the child vs. the presupposed “evil” of “the enemy.” The post resonated with me more on the front of teaching people that a life is a life, and knowing who we are killing humanizes them, making war a way less desirable option. Unfortunately, the military brainwashes mostly the young and poor to kill people who are just like them in many ways. The quote is meant to expose the hypocrisy of pro-life vs being simply pro-birth. In the U.S. at least, the same people who are pro-life are usually pro-war and pro death penalty. In other words, they only value human life at birth, but not beyond. Forget giving government aid to the same baby who was forced to be born to an unfit mother who can’t support her own child, let alone herself. Same thing with “support the troops…” until they come home with PTSD, then f**ck em,’ they’re on their own. Just seems a bit backwards.
I consider myself pro lifebut I am also pro death penalty. I believe every life should have a chance but if you screw up badly enough then your life should be forfeit. That being said I don’t believe killing should ever be easy. Judges and lawyers should have to face the families of those they order to be killed. Women hould see the sonogram of the baby they re about to abort. Soldiers should see the life culture etc. Of the country they are bombing. Killing should be hard but I still believe in some cases necessary. Even some abortions. I just hate abortions of convenience.
Honestly i believe we should do both those things. Killing should never be easy or impersonal no matter who you are killing.