jayzee 
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Re: “The hypocrisy of the American pro-life movement

I would say that it is hypocritical to paint all pro-life advocates with such a broad brush. You talked to 3 people in one small area. The pro-life movement is much larger than that and includes many diverse views on subjects like war, environment, politics in general, and even on religion. I know many who would disagree with the responses from the people you talked with - some against the war and some who favored the war but for different reasons than those mentioned.

The fact is that abortion is direct killing of an innocent person, while war is more complicated. In war, targeting innocent people is morally wrong, while not every killing in war is morally wrong. The just war view of the Catholic Church is something that is open for debate, while the anti-abortion stance is not as it is always objectively wrong. Even the argument for/against capital punishment isn't an issue of objective wrong, but abortion always is. Read the Catechism and you can see the difference even in how the Catholic Church views these issues.

Not all pro-life advocates are religious, and certainly not all are Catholic. But I use the views of the Catholic Church to illustrate that not all issues are as cut and dried as abortion since they are published and well defined by the Church.

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Posted by jayzee on January 29, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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