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View Poll Results: State your stance on Abortion and the Death Penalty
I am "Pro-Life" and for the Death Penalty 35 28.46%
I am "Pro-Life" and against the Death Penalty 10 8.13%
I am "Pro-Choice" and for the Death Penalty 42 34.15%
I am "Pro-Choice" and against the Death Penalty 36 29.27%
Voters: 123. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-18-2008, 07:12 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Is it hypocritical to be Pro-Life and for the Death Penalty? Or vice versa ("Pro-Choice" and against the Death Penalty)? I apologize if this has been posted before.

As for me, I am "Pro-Life" and against the Death Penalty? (Does that make me an R, a D, or an I btw?)
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Old 11-18-2008, 07:28 PM
 
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I am pro choice and for the death penalty, in circumstances where there is ABSOLUTELY no doubt that the person is guilty. There needs to be absolute proof. Although, IMO, the death penalty is too light a sentance for some of the ba$tards out there. With some of the sick and twisted things happening to people, the perpetrators of the crimes sometimes deserve way worse than the death penalty. Like a lifetime of torture.

Being Pro Life and for the death penalty would not be a conflict, I suppose, because it seems like those against abortion feel that the baby's life has begun at conception??? But, in the case of the death penalty, the person is being put to death as a punishment for somehthing they did (where the baby is being put to death through no fault of it's own). Anyway, this is the argument I imagine could be used for being pro life and for death penalty not being hypocritical.
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Old 11-18-2008, 07:47 PM
 
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I am Pro life and for the Death penalty. I feel that this is not a hypocritical situation the baby did nothing to nobody, someone on death row has killed some one so it is to different situations.
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:27 PM
 
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I am pro life and against the death penalty.

I am, however, for the morning after pill and easy access to affordable birth control.
I also have strong feelings for justice via a strong rope. But, if there is even a remote chance that an innocent man/woman could be put to death....then the death penalty should be abolished.
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:32 PM
 
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I am Pro life and for the Death penalty. I feel that this is not a hypocritical situation the baby did nothing to nobody, someone on death row has killed some one so it is to different situations.
likewise.
that 'pro-innocent-life' does not roll of the tongue well does not preclude the distinct probability that tim mcveigh is infinitely more deserving of death than is your average baby.
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:33 PM
 
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I know this is an abortion poll because it was so identified that way. However people need to remember that there maybe more to pro life and pro choice then you give thought to.

Pro-life and Death Penalty seems to be hypocritical ~ you can’t have both.

Pro-life leaves no room for “dying with dignity”.

Pro-life leaves no room for stem cell research to cure many illnesses.

Pro-life leaves no room for killing in war.

You can’t have it both ways and pick & choose with these options.
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Ten Sleep
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I know this is an abortion poll because it was so identified that way. However people need to remember that there maybe more to pro life and pro choice then you give thought to.

Pro-life and Death Penalty seems to be hypocritical ~ you can’t have both.

Pro-life leaves no room for “dying with dignity”.

Pro-life leaves no room for stem cell research to cure many illnesses.

Pro-life leaves no room for killing in war.

You can’t have it both ways and pick & choose with these options.
what you talkin bout son. them folks on death row HAD THEIR CHANCE. killin a babys alot different then killin a murderer. you lib folks really cant tell the difference or ya just talkin **** to keep abortion legal?
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:45 PM
 
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I don't believe that abortion amounts to killing a baby. That doesn't mean I like the idea at all--but I'm not about to make that decision for people.

I'm opposed to capital punishment. That's killing a person without a doubt, and not in self-defense--it's not shooting someone who entered your home and attacked you. It's premeditated murder by the state. Guilt doesn't make a life worth less. Needless to say, that doesn't mean that convicted murderers should be given parole. Life imprisonment without the possibility of parole has to be an option.
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:27 PM
 
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I am "Pro-Life" and for the Death Penalty
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:29 PM
 
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I wish they still had public execution so I would have the opportunity to jeer and chide at scum of the earth.
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