The 8th Amendment to the Constitution prevents all Americans from suffering cruel and unusual punishment; or does it? The States that still allow capital punishment are twisting themselves into knots trying to agree on a 3 drug cocktail to be used to kill condemned criminals. Their convoluted logic is that they want to insure that the person they will be killing won’t suffer as they are killed. Just as I oppose abortion, I also oppose capital punishment. Killing an individual convicted of committing a heinous crime will do nothing to undo the crime.
Before carrying out the death sentence on a convicted criminal, the criminal is allowed numerous appeals, and the State goes to great pains to insure that the individual being killed is given time to make peace with his or her Creator, to enjoy a last meal, and to make a last statement. On the day the sentence is to be carried out, members from the media, law enforcement, the victim’s family, and the condemned’s family are invited to witness the execution.
Since 1973 over 60 million unborn children have been executed by America’s abortion industry. Over the same time period less than 2,000 convicted criminals have been executed. None of the 60 million innocent children were allowed to appeal their sentence and no one was invited to witness their execution. The abortion industry takes no measures to mitigate the suffering of an innocent child as it is killed. On the contrary, they resort to saline poisoning, dismemberment, and partial-birth abortion to ply their deadly, but profitable trade.
Over 1 million unborn children will be killed this year in America. They’ve committed no crime and are being killed for simply expressing their God-given right to life. If a million adults were executed this year how long do you think it would take for the death penalty to be repealed? Every human life is equally priceless, so why do we place a higher value on a condemned criminal than an innocent child?
Whatever your opinion is on abortion, no one can deny that ripping an unborn 5 month old baby from its mother’s womb by dismemberment is cruel and unusual punishment; punishment for simply being alive in the wrong place at the wrong time. The children being killed by dismemberment abortion, or dilation and evacuation as the abortion industry prefers to call it, can feel every rip and tear as they are being killed.
Cruel and unusual punishment is not the exclusive domain of terrorist thugs like ISIS. It goes on every day at Planned Parenthood clinics all over America. The Senate is poised to take up the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act any day now, and President Obama has vowed to veto it. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will end dismemberment abortion and save countless innocent lives. Cruel and unusual punishment will never end until abortion does. And dismemberment abortion won’t be banned until hearts and minds are changed. I won’t rest until every unborn child is safe from the moment of conception.