Save our babies from Death “Roe”

I’m the first person to say that it’s hypocritical for some pro-lifers to be actively in favor of the death penalty (i.e., former SC Attorney General Charlie Condon’s “electric couch” comment) or war. However, as hypocritical as some pro-lifers are for opposing abortion yet supporting liberal use of these worst-case alternatives, it is ABSOLUTELY hypocritical that people oppose the death penalty or war and NOT abortion.


3 responses to “Save our babies from Death “Roe”

  1. Jesus was a hypocrite?

    • What, exactly, does your comment mean?

    • I’m supposing that you think Jesus a) opposed war and b) opposed the death penalty but c) supported abortion???
      “It would be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck and he be thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.”
      (Luke 17:2).
      Not the only time Jesus says something like this; very good proof text for capital punishment.
      “But when they continued asking him, he straightened up and said to them, ‘Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.'”
      Besides the old Catholic joke that He followed up by saying, “Put the stone down, Ma!”, the point has been made that Jesus is not really repealing the Law regarding the death penalty, but adding a new standard of strictness to it (just as He did with other aspects of the Torah). In this case, only those in a state of grace have the clarity of judgement to be able to implement capital punishmnent.

      “He said to them, ‘But now one who has a money bag should take it, and likewise a sack, and one who does not have a sword should sell his cloak and buy one. For I tell you that this scripture must be fulfilled in me, namely, “He was counted among the wicked”; and indeed what is written about me is coming to fulfillment.’ Then they said, ‘Lord, look, there are two swords here.’ But he replied, ‘It is enough!'” (Luke 22:36-38).

      “From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent are taking it by force.” (Mt 11:12).

      If you think that “Those who live by the sword die by the sword” (Mt 26:52) is a proof text on warfare, consider that Peter was crucified. Is that not “dying by the sword”???
      Indeed, isn’t Jesus own dead “dying by the sword”????

      Jesus is addressing Peter’s cowardice–and cutting off the ear of slave is an essentially cowardly gesture.

      As for abortion, what possible justification could you have for saying that Jesus was not against abortion?

      Jesus is clearly against divorce, contraception, fornication and adultery (regardless of what gender someone does them with).

      After all,
      “From the beginning, God made them male and female” (Mk 10:6). This verse, btw, is the whole seed from which John Paul II wrote _The Theology of the Body_, moving back and forth in an extended reflection on Jesus’ teaching against divorce superimposed on the Creation narrative, since Jesus invokes God’s original intent.

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