Just yesterday there was a news story that a man was given 10 years imprisonment for viewing child pornography and another man who sexually molested a child got a year and probation!
I definitely agree that are justice system is far too lenient on sexual predators. Too often the victim is blamed for the act: "She shouldn't have dressed that way", "She shouldn't have had so much to drink", etc. When it comes to cases of rape we should require much longer prison sentences and repeat offenders should be given life without parole after the second offense.
even though we disagree, continuing the discussion is important becasue comfortable or not, there are some things that need be said.....and, we just might learn a thing or two along the way.
I'm all for discussion on the topic the problem is that the three of us have been down this road more than once and it always ends the same way, no one gains anything and no one budges on their position.
Oh for Pete's sake, and every law that is written is based on someone's moral code. But since when is abortion on demand a law since it was decreed to the nation by one of the most debated decisions of the Supreme Court. It's the legislative branch that makes law, not the judiciary one.
And there are plenty of laws that I think are far overreaching in their imposing morals on the people. There are certainly some that are universal like murder and theft but others fall more into personal choices that should be left up to the individual, abortion falls into that category. But again this is where we differ and neither of us is going to budge one bit.
Isn't it something like less than 1% of all abortions are performed to save the life of the mother? But I have to ask...why an abortion....usually when a mother's life is in jeopardy, the doctor does a surgical procedure that tries to save both the woman and the baby, if at all possible. This is very different than having the baby aborted.
It's tough to save a fetus that is only about 8 weeks or so along and developing no where near at the rate it is supposed to with the heart growing outside of what will be the chest. There was no real option other than to do a D&C to abort the pregnancy.
Why make a law of abortion on demand for any social or economic reason, at any time all the way to the ninth month applying to all women when only a very few have such extreme cases?
Just for the record let me clarify that I am not for abortions in the 3rd trimester at all, at that point the fetus should be delivered and put on life support if the woman or fetus's health is at risk, if the neither's health is at risk then she's stuck with the pregnancy till it's over. And abortions in the 2nd trimester should only be done in extreme cases like the woman's health.
Haven't you heard about the bill introduced in the Connecticut Senate to reorganize the financial and pastoral structure of the Catholic Church?
I heard about that and as much as I may disagree with the Christian faith this is a major overstepping of the States rights. Our constitution guarantees that the government will not get involved in the Church and this bill before the Connecticut Senate should be struck down immediately. If by some strange occurence it passes the courts better flex their judicial muscle and declare it unconstitutional asap.
Take, for example, the politically protected sexual behavior of homosexuality....I imagine it will be sooner rather than later when the Holy Bible will be deemed as "hate speech" because it condemns homosexuality as a sin and religious people like me will be silenced, punished with fines or even imprisoned for defending Scripture and the Chruch's teachings.
Just in case you care, if this were to ever happen I would stand right beside you to protest that action. I am a very big free speech advocate especially when I don't agree with the speech.