How many of you are Pro-Death Penalty but Against Abortion?

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Is The Death Penalty and Abortion both Killing Someone?

  1. Yes-you are killing people either way

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  2. No. *one is a baby in the womb, *the other someone that deserves to die.

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  3. Only abortion is putting someone to death

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  4. Only the death penalty is putting someone to death

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  1. random3434
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    Aren't they both killing a human?

    I'd like your thoughts on this, it's something I've always wondered how people think about the two.
     
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    The death penalty is a punishment. Something you learn from a very young age...cause and effect.

    Abortion is a killing of convenience.
     
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    Death penalty: Killing people to teach them that killing is wrong.
     
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    How can the death penalty be murder?
     
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    Just cleaning the scum out of the gene pool. Sound economics as well if practiced correctly vs. keeping people in prison for 50+ years.
     
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    I'm neither pro, or con on either.

    However, murder is the unlawful killing of another human being with "malice aforethought", and generally this state of mind distinguishes murder from other forms of unlawful homicide.

    Homicide refers to the act of a human killing another human. Murder, for example, is a type of homicide. It can also describe a person who has committed such an act, though this use is rare in modern English. Homicide is not always a punishable act under the criminal law, and is different than a murder from such formal legal point of view.

    Both are homicide, and both are legal homicide. Neither is "murder." You present a false dichotomy and a logical fallacy.
     
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    Actually, it is big government at its finest.
     
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    Well, killing someone, be it legal or not, is murder, isn't it?

    Or should I have called it something else?



    Maybe I used the wrong wording?

    How about "putting to death" someone?

    Be it a baby in the womb, or someone that commited a crime.

    Is one right, and one wrong? Or both wrong?


    thanks, I changed my wording on the OP.
     
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    I am against abortion and the death penalty except in extreme circumstances

    Abortion: Rape, incest, and the life of the mother
    DeathPenalty: Solid, irrefutable proof, of heinous crimes of murder.

    :)
     
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    Not if you let me do it ;) :lol:
     

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