Trump’s March for Life Message


#116

If he gave an address to biggest Pro-Life event that no other POTUS did in 45 years , that allegation holds no water.- this logic fails, one can give an address and can be the first POTUS in 45 years to do so and still not be invested.

e.g Hillary seemed to be friends with Mother Teresa’s. Does this mean that she is firmly invested in caring for poor like Mother Teresa did? How many FLOTUS were friends with Mother Teresa - a champion of poor?

Something which POTUS is really invested is building a wall and he says it will prevent shedding of American blood and thus enforced a shutdown but every day 900+ babies are killed by PP and his govt is still funding them 500m?
Actions speak louder than words

Being better than the past POTUSes does not mean he is invested in PRO-LIFE


#117

I feel your pain, but it’s hard to vote on the abortion issue. In the U.S., at least, both political parties have been lording that one over Americans for nearly 50 years trying to score votes without any meaningful change on the issue. I consider other things that kill people, particularly war, and cast my votes based on whom I project will be responsible for a lower body count. What a macabre system we live in!


#118

Committing a murder does not justify the state or us as Christians to murder someone in return. The state is playing God when it decides who will be sent to death. And we’re not even talking about those wrongly convicted that end up being executed. How can we in good conscience as Christians support that?


#119

Another moral relativism of comparing murdering babies with protecting children.

The “child separation policy” is designed to protect innocent children. Many “parents” who say they are parents at the border aren’t the kids parents, but instead are trafficking them. Hence that policy is designed to verify the parents are who they say they are, for the protection of the children. You can’t assume every person who says they are a parent is a parent.


#120

gospel of mathew has not compared child separation to abortion in fact he/she has earlier stated that abortion is the greatest evil somewhere in this thread


#121

The STate doesn’t “decide” who is sent to death, the perpetrator does when he/she knowingly commits a capital offense.

1911 Cathecism supported death penalty and wasn’t until 2018 that it changed, so this is very recent and controversial. Night and day from abortion which has always been condemned by Church.


#122

May be worth reading the story of Alexander who killed Maria Goretti


#123

yes compared them both as “evils” - one is “gravest evil” but “there are other evils also”. They are being compared as in genus of evils.


#124

Yes, it does. Because the wrongly convicted can also be sent to death row and some have been killed by the state for crimes they didn’t do


#125

Thou shalt not kill is not something we can just apply to abortion but then act like it doesn’t apply to the death penalty.


#126

No because you specifically qualified your post to exclude wrongly convicted


#127

My point is that it doesn’t matter. The wrongly convicted die at the hands of the state, and those who are guilty of crimes still have lives. We are better people and Christians for not killing those convicted of crimes. And ultimately God has to decide their fate.


#128

Aquinas has good argument on this:


#129

You can’t separate the wrongly convicted from actually guilty murderers. Because both have been convicted by a jury of their peers and both are in the same exact place. We live in a very flawed world and I’m sorry but I do not think the ends justify the means.


#130

Is Aquinas > Jesus?


#131

Jesus never said society has no right to impose capital punishment. If he did, our 1911 Cathecism wouldn’t have permitted it.


#132

Applying your logic did Jesus ever say abortion is not permitted?


#133

See below. That post did separate them and I replied to that post.


#134

no by “applying my logic” you’d have to

(1) Find Aquinas language supporting abortion
(2) Then say Jesus never said abortion not permitted, to refute the “is Aquinas > Jesus?” question

Can you quote Aquinas supporting abortion?


#135

Im not sure the lower body count method is a good one. That’s implying both politicians are evils and you chose the lesser evil. But in this case you still chose evil which isn’t good.

But yes I agree with you, it’s very hard and there are many issues to consider. I talk to my priest about it, maybe you want to also? :slightly_smiling_face:


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