Ariel Castro might face the death penalty for causing five miscarriages by punching one of his captives in the stomach whenever she became pregnant. In Ohio this is legally considered murder, but if it happens at Planned Parenthood and somebody pays for it, then it's fine.
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty said, "The death penalty is applicable under Ohio law for the "most depraved criminals who commit aggravated murder during the course of a kidnapping."
So we are being told that a fetus is both a human being and not a human being, at the same point in time. It is a life and it is also not a life, at the same time. It is a complete and obvious contradiction, but the courts ignore it. Shouldn't abortionists be put on trial and face the same penalty for killing an unborn baby as Ariel Castro is now facing? After all, they're done it many more times than Mr. Castro.
White House Photo: Pete Souza
"Heaven forbid if you are forced to live on when you want to die. I would wake up feeling increasingly bad knowing that [treatment] was all being paid for by the government. The problem won't be solved unless you let them hurry up and die."
-Taro Aso, Japan's Finance Minister
I've heard that Japan has a high average lifespan, but I always assumed that was a good thing. Apparently, not so much. According to Mr. Aso old people are just a burden on society. They need to get a move on and pop their clogs already before they run the government out of money. It reminds me of what somebody else said about "end-of-life" care.
Believe it or not, this is not a joke. It is an actual ad put out by the "Center for Reproductive Rights" to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Over 55 million children dead, it's time for a party!
Apparently money is a lot more important than life in South Korea. For almost 60 years almost all abortion was banned in South Korea, but the law was ignored. Now, because of the low birth rate and presumably the effect on the economy that it will logically have, the government says it will finally start enforcing the law.
"Activists say authorities turned a blind eye to abortions for decades until cracking down in recent years due to South Korea's low birthrate. " (ABC News)
It's too bad the motivation for protecting life isn't... protecting life.
If you live in the U.S. you've probably seen this commercial, or at least heard about it. Sad images of poor animals in shelters, trying to tug at the heartstrings of viewers to compel them to call up and give a donation to the ASPCA. For the record, I'm not against preventing animal cruelty, not at all. What seems odd to me though is the way that advertisements like this are made and plastered all over television in order to solicit contributions to keep animals out of shelters, but commercials calling for an end to cruelty to humans before they are born are practically non-existent.
Most people would agree that people are more important than animals, so why is it that we are being told, essentially, that humans aren't as important as dogs. That they're less than dogs and not worth the money that would be spent to save them. It's odd, to say the least.