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Innocent Man Executed – a Test for Abortion Opponents

by Gus diZerega

Conservative “pro-life” Christians, especially Texans, now have an interesting moral challenge. Cameron Todd, an innocent man, was executed in Texas. The facts of his innocence are overwhelming in this case. For a start, see Huffingtonpost as well as Barry Scheck’s report, also in Huffingtonpost. The full story is in the New Yorker.

Many hard core “pro-life” people oppose abortions even when the health of the mother is involved, or even if she has been raped. Will they now oppose the death penalty because sometimes innocent people are executed? IF the zygote is a human being, the logic of the issues seems identical.

Might I venture a guess? In almost every case the answer will be “no” because they are not really pro-life, they are anti-choice. They do not really care about life. I am limiting my remarks to the hard core, the bitter enders, the no-compromise self-righteous holier-than-thou loud mouths who have done so much to poison our society. Randall Terry, head of Operation Rescue, is a fitting symbol for them all.

Read the original article at: A Pagan Blog on Beliefnet

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