The death penalty vs. human abortion

By Tom Quiner

Here is what is vexing about Pope Francis: his emphasis.

In his address to Congress, he made passing reference to human abortion and then quickly segued into the death penalty, on which he dwelled.

And yet 410 people were executed in the U.S. in the past decade compared to 10 million American deaths via human abortion.

410 vs. 10,000,000.

Like Pope Francis, I happen to oppose the death penalty. But in the scheme of things, it seems like a small issue compared to a huge issue such as human abortion.

Could you imagine the outcry from liberals if we executed murderers and cut up their body parts and sold them to the highest bidder?

As a Catholic who loves his Church, I obediently follow my Pope even when vexed.


  1. leftfooter on September 27, 2015 at 11:46 am

    As Pope Benedict explained, it is legitimate for a Catholic to be for or against capital punishment, while there is no such latitude on the question of abortion.

    My own position is that I would prefer to live in a state where the performance of an abortion was a capital offence, though not for the mother.

    As for this Pope, I try to pretend he is not there.

    God bless!

  2. John Rozycki on September 27, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Well put, Tom. I agree with you. That said, I struggle with these situations, really struggle.