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Nizabelle July 2nd, 2013 9:08pm

Do you think it is hypocritical to be both pro-life AND in support of the death penalty?

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Think Lovin Life
07/02/13 7:28 pm

Are you trying to split the vote?

meg9813 California
07/02/13 7:16 pm

I'm pro-choice and against the death penalty but I don't think it's hypocritical. People on death row are assumed to be guilty of some awful crime. An unborn child is innocent.

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MrsOH Washington state
07/02/13 6:06 pm

If one were to draw a line between extreme innocence and extreme guilt, saying HERE'S where they deserve to die, surely the unborn would be among the innocents. On the other hand, one could use a scale of awareness or pain and justify the opposite.

skinner Wisconsin
07/02/13 5:32 pm

Yeah that's why Im against the death penalty

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kelsey498 Colorado
07/02/13 3:20 pm

We're all a little hypocritical in our beliefs. Lots of beliefs contradict each other.

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Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/02/13 3:37 pm

Yes but usually on smaller issues, the sanctity if life is a pretty important be considering all of the debates it has sparked recently

kelsey498 Colorado
07/02/13 5:08 pm

Sanctity of life is a pretty big topic. Personally, I support abortion but do not support the death penalty. Many people are the opposite. Texas executed their 500th person the same day they were up in arms over abortion. It's hard not to be...

kelsey498 Colorado
07/02/13 5:10 pm

Hypocritical when it comes to abortion and the death penalty. My reasons for supporting one and not the other having nothing to do with life but other factors that have to be considered. Good question!!

Kay41 the Midwest
07/02/13 2:38 pm

Knowing my own stance on the issues it would be hypocritical. But, it really depends on the reasons a person gives for being pro-life and for supporting the death penalty.

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TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
07/02/13 2:36 pm

Maybe we just need to get better at predicting future behaviors. Kill'em while they are still fetal.

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Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/02/13 3:38 pm

Haha great solution!

And NO!

:)

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
07/02/13 3:40 pm

You say that like there is an obvious flaw in my plan ... ;-)

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/02/13 3:40 pm

Hahaha you crack me up sometimes sir!

veritas1 Panda
07/02/13 2:27 pm

Of course. You are either pro-life in every case or you're not pro-life. You don't get to add asterisk on "life" to fit your agenda, especially not when you use the term "pro-life" as an ideological battering ram on those who disagree with you.

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swjboucher Just Run
07/02/13 2:30 pm

Using that logic I can only assume that you are pro-life and against abortion as well as against the death penalty is that correct?

veritas1 Panda
07/02/13 2:34 pm

Pro-life is just an emotional rhetoric piece used by people who use emotional arguments. I don't label myself that, and I'm not against abortion.

swjboucher Just Run
07/02/13 2:54 pm

Veritas
Flip your argument around in the same could be said about the pro choice movement.

swjboucher Just Run
07/02/13 2:19 pm

I am all for giving an innocent the ability to live and pursue happiness. But as a free thinking adult I believe you can forfeit that right by an action or actions that cause great harm or death to another human.

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JustBob Your anger fascinates me
07/02/13 2:18 pm

Really good question. I'd be interested in seeing the results if the coin were turned as well

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Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/02/13 3:38 pm

I can't wait to see how it breaks down