I commented about this earlier.
Here's the bishop of Providence, RI, who wants to outlaw abortion but refuses to say what the penalty should be for a woman who has an abortion.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Another Anti-Choicer Refuses to State What the Penalty Should be for Abortion
Posted by Jeffrey Shallit at 9:08 AM
Labels: abortion, Christian hypocrisy
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"refuses to say what the penalty should be for a woman who has an abortion. " --
or for the doctor (or hanger-wielder) I suppose.
In this video, perhaps. But generally speaking, the anti-choice people are perfectly happy to call for the death penalty for abortionists. It's when the subject turns to the woman who requested the abortion that they suddenly get cold feet about providing the appropriate penalty.
"But generally speaking, the anti-choice people are perfectly happy to call for the death penalty for abortionists."
Can I ask that you back up that statement with some stats? I know plenty of pro-lifers, but none call for the death penalty for the mom or the doctor. Maybe we /each/ have some selective data sets?
Sometimes they try to treat the woman as a victim, even though nothing would happen if they did not seek the abortion. I have seen this argued on Larry King. It certainly seems hypocritical... and political. Because they must realize that the public would not look approvingly on criminalizing the seeking of an abortion by the women in question. Kudos to Chris matthews for driving the point home.
Frank: I have no stats, just my personal experience.
If you have some stats, feel free to present them.
I found this from the 2005 Gallup pool:
American (Roman) Catholics who find abortion morally wrong at 54% and those whose find the death penalty morally wrong at 32%.
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