Why is it that the same group of people that are so against abortion, citing the preciousness of life, are also so in favor of the death penalty? And why is it that the same people that are pro-choice are so against the death penalty, often claiming that we become as bad as the killers by killing them? Well, what is it, then? If life is so precious why are we willing to kill people when nothing can be accomplished by it? On the other side, why is it so awful to kill someone that stole someone else’s life, but okay to destroy a completely innocent person that happens to be in a womb?
In a previous post, Scott commented that the beginning of life has to be determined to know when you’re killing a person and not just an unfeeling, unknowing fetus. Well, that’s pretty easy to determine. A person is medically considered dead when brain wave activity ceases. So, it’s simple: life begins when brain activity begins.
PS – Legally, doctors cannot perform abortions on a viable fetus aka a fetus that could live if ripped from the uterus and given proper care/treatment. That’s nice, but the doctors that assess the viability are the same that will perform the potential abortion, a clear ethical conflict of interest.