I have only been a member on this forum for a short while, so this is not directed at forum members specifically.
Murder is wrong, we all can agree on that, at least I hope.
When someone uses a gun and murders someone, in general we don’t blame the gun, we blame the person for the murder and want them held accountable. The only real exception is when someone uses a so called “assault weapon”, then some folks want to blame the gun as well as the person, not necessarily for the murder, but the number of murders that go with that scenario.
When someone commits a robbery, we blame the robber and want that person accountable for their actions. When someone is caught with drugs, we punish them for that and blame them for their actions. Some give those addicted to prescription drugs a pass and want to assign some blame to the doctors for over prescribing the narcotics in the first place. I can see that rational.
Basically, the crime/sin is the fault of the person who chooses to commit the offense, and they should be held accountable.
However, when it comes to abortion, not many are willing to come out and blame the woman who gets the abortion, and hold her accountable for her actions in seeking and getting an abortion. She is the one who sought to kill her baby, and the only one who can consent to the act taking place. Yes, I am certain there are times when a woman is pressured into seeking an abortion, but she must sign the paperwork and consent to the procedure.
Why if one agrees that it is the murder of a soul does one not seek to punish the woman for murder just as one would for any other murder, or crime that goes against our laws or morals?
Seems there is much discussion about how this is the most important social issue in our country today.
I don’t understand that thought process. If abortion was somehow deemed illegal, I would 100% be for punishing anyone who sought and got an abortion just as I would any other murderer.
Very interested in how members of the forum would justify their positions for or against punishment, and why or why not punishment should or shouldn’t fit the crime.