Pro-life and also pro-war???

@astromama (1226)
United States
January 29, 2007 12:39am CST
One thing I do not understand is some people's simultaneous support of an unborn fetus's right to live while they sport a 'support our troops' magnet on their car or gas guzzling SUV. It makes sense to me that if life is so precious, then why not rally for peace to protect the precious lives that are already living? Why do we defend the 'unborn' but not the living? How can you be pro-life and also for the death penalty or war? Can someone explain????
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@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
27 Apr 07
I'm definitely with Mommy2Taylor on this one. I'm definitely prochoice. I believe that abortion is not the answer when you have an unplanned pregnancy. However, I also think that troops deserve all the support they can get. Supporting a war, and supporting the troops are two COMPLETELY different concepts. You can be against a war without being against the people who are fighting it. People who have abortions often do it because of poor planning on their part. That's not the case with the military. A lot of military people join because they want to protect their families and loved ones. I really don't get the connection at all? Maybe I'm overly-sensitive on this issue because my husband is active-duty military, along with most of my friends. My husband is pro-life, too, by the way. And if he gets sent, he will be over there fighting this war. It really irritates me that this would be thought of as being the same as having an abortion.
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@eden32 (3976)
• United States
30 Apr 07
I guess that's got to be a typo at the beginning.
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
30 Apr 07
Yeah, thanks for correcting me. I didn't catch it! I meant prolife! :) or NOT prochoice, whichever way.