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To: ckca
Well, first of all, abortion is performed on an innocent, unborn child, whereas the death penalty is applied against an adult with free will who has committed a heinous crime. Secondly, from what I've read on the subject, and admittedly I'm not an expert, but the commandment "Thou shall not kill" refers to murder, not any killing in general. Now, mortgaging an archdiocese's property in order to stay solvent and start paying restitution for various scandals and cover-ups may be a subject the church should spend some conference time discussing...
20 posted on 12/18/2003 11:39:09 AM PST by HenryLeeII
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To: HenryLeeII
Well, first of all, abortion is performed on an innocent, unborn child, whereas the death penalty is applied against an adult with free will who has committed a heinous crime.

The Bible says man kind is born into sin. Aborted infants are not yet born into sin, therefore without sin, or sin free.
The criminals are not only born into sin, but chose through their own free will to commit the worst of sin.

93 posted on 12/19/2003 8:08:32 AM PST by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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