What do you think about the death penalty and abortion?
January 15, 2009 11:45am CST
Me and my boyfriend were having a discussion last night and he thought that what I felt was odd so I am curious to see if anyone else has the same stance as me. I am against abortion. I used to be pro choice but considering that less than 1% of abortions occur due to incest or rape I can not be for it at all in any way. The people getting abortions are simply using abortion as birth control which is 100% wrong! As for the death penalty I am for it. I feel like we waste to much money to house and feed killers and molesters. I can say that if jails were harsher I wouldn't be so for the death penalty but jail isn't a punishment for alot of people. If jails were stone with a room with a blanket and a pillow and you didn't get tv and computers and gyms I would be fine with it but the way jails and prisons are its hard for me to think hmmm I pay taxes so you can get a free hotel basically. I would rather give my money to starving children or people who actually deserve it. That seems harsh and I'm sorry :( but what do you guys think about these topics...anyways my boyfriend is against abortion and teh death penalty and he thinks that its weird that I can be against death for a baby but not for an adult. I told him the difference is one is innocent and one is guilty...what do you think???
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16 Jan 09
I think if you spoke individually to each woman who gets an abortion you would realise their reasons are a lot more indepth that just using it as a form of birth control! Theres plenty of reasons why an abortion is needed/wanted just because they werent raped does not mean they shouldnt have a choice over what happens to their body, theres millions of orphans and starving children why bring more into the world when they wont be wanted?
16 Jan 09
Personally im against both of them. i don't think it's up to anyone to decide if someone should live or die. if a person does wrong i don't think he should be killed because of it but ofcourse should be punished, but killing him is just taking it to extreme levels. abortion, i don't really want to get started on that because it upsets me that someone could do such a thing. it's really a gift to be pregnant and have a child although it maybe a struggle for some people. although i believe that if the pregnancy is putting an extra amount of strain on the person's life that both the life of the mother and the child is in danger, than i think that abortion is justifiable.