I should really stay away from myLot. I was there again earlier when I ended up debating abortion. Always a hot topic, huh?
This was no ordinary debate, though. Normally you get the Pro-Lifers telling you that abortion is the most terrible sin, (these guys are usually Christian, I should add) and then you get the Pro-Choice side of the argument which, well, is self explanatory.
The strange thing about the argument this time around was that the topic of the death penalty got introduced and everything went crazy. A vast, vast (i'll say that again, VAST) majority of the Pro-Life side of the argument were FOR the death penalty. Does that make sense to you? Isn't that contradictory by definition? Yes. Yes it is. How can you be 'PRO' life, and in the same instance, 'PRO' death?
They argued that an aborted foetus has done nothing wrong and so deserves to live, whereas a criminal has (probably) done something horrible and thus deserves to die. Fair point, but couldn't you also argue that the criminal is a human being who, despite their crime, has the capacity to feel, think and experience emotion. A foetus without a central nervous system cannot experience pain and certainly cannot think and experience emotions.
If you're willing to put another feeling, thinking human being to death, regardless of who they are, you should also be willing to allow a feeling, thinking woman the right to choose how a pregnancy will affect her life.