• Pro-Abortion but Anti-Death Penalty? What’s that All About?

    Surge Summary: It is illogical to support abortion while standing against capital punishment – even when it’s Hollywood types pushing that position.

    It’s head-shaking the things that need to be pointed out and clarified these days. What was it Orwell said? “We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men”?

    Discussion of capital punishment vis-à-vis abortion, for instance.

    Peter Heck has recently identified two position that can be logically defended, and one that cannot:

    The duo below falls under category one:

    Human life is precious and inviolable.  Both abortion and capital punishment are immoral acts.

    Human life is precious and inviolable.  Abortion is immoral while capital punishment is sometimes the only appropriate and just penalty.

    The assertion which is logically adrift?

    Human life is precious and inviolable.  Capital punishment is immoral while abortion is always a moral right.

    Heck’s exasperation is obvious:

    It’s difficult to understand how this would be difficult to follow.  Capital punishment deprives those guilty of heinous crimes against humanity of their lives.  Abortion deprives an innocent human baby of her life.

    Ya gotta be able to make distinctions in life – and yes, sometimes nuanced ones. Although, frankly, in this case – pristine newborn vs. hardened and murderous lawbreaker – those distinctions don’t seem so nuanced, do they?

    It is logical that one would oppose the deprivation of anyone’s life, just as it is logical that one would oppose the deprivation of an innocent child’s life while still supporting the execution of a capital offender.  It is wholly illogical, however, to oppose the execution of a vile criminal who has exhausted all legal appeals while supporting the willful homicide of a child in utero.

    Still, mystifyingly, abortion proponents like Hollywood activist Alyssa Milano don’t get it. Their “morally stunted” worldview and benighted heart is out there on fully display.

    Too harsh?  I give you exhibits A, B and, for good measure, C. (Caution: graphic)

    Recently, on moral grounds, Milano objected to the execution of:

    • White supremacist Daniel Lee, who used a stun gun to subdue a family of three (a Dad, Mom, and 8-year-old daughter) before robbing them, wrapping plastic bags sealed with duct tape around their heads, tying rocks to their bodies and dumping them in a bayou.
    • Monstrous Lezmond Mitchell who stabbed a 63-year-old grandma to death in front of her 9-year-old granddaughter, who was then forced to ride in a car next to her grandma’s lifeless body before having her own throat slit twice.  Mitchell crushed the child’s head with rocks, decapitated both victims, before burying them to hide his crime.
    • Rapist Wesley Purkey who not only sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl before dismembering her, but also used a claw hammer to bludgeon an 80-year-old, polio-stricken woman to death.

    You recall Alyssa Milano, right? She of #MeToo fame? One could be easily excused for assuming the forty-six-year old actress would respond a bit more severely to serial rapists and woman-killers.  Yet, she specifically opposes the ultimate earthly punishment of these “*actual*” people while simultaneously fighting for the deaths of unborn humans who, while admittedly out of sight and silent, are very much alive.

    What’s the story?  She doesn’t see them as human enough?

    More from Peter Heck:

    This isn’t smart; it isn’t rational; it isn’t logical.  It’s macabre, and civilized minds see it as precisely that.

    And, evidently, minds unalterably sold-out to killing pre-born children don’t.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge. 

    Image: Alyssa Milano; released into the public domain by its author, WrestlefnLI at English Wikipedia.  http://en.wikipedia.org/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4569826

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