Supporters of abortion, whether they like it or not, are part of the culture of death that permeates today's United States. When a culture devalues human life to such a degree that children in the womb are wantonly slaughtered for convenience sake, is it any wonder that children who survive that slaughter don't value life when they take up arms and kill their fellow citizens, both adult and child?<quoted text>
Hmmm, interesting logic there, Cary. Yelling "fire" is absolutely a free speech issue. The law steps in to limit your right to do that by imposing penalties if you do. All the law can ever be, truly, is reactive. They can't arrest you before you actually do the act.
And abortion? I absolutely and positively believe that a woman's right to dominion over her own body is sacred, and the government can not and should not limit HER right to be the master over her own body. I am always amazed at the hypocricy of the "defenders of the Constitution," who say they want the government OUT of imposing regulations, and then turn around and want to dictate what a woman must do with her own body. Yes, I believe after a certain point, the baby becomes a viable human being and I do not advocate late-term abortions unless there was a rape or health of the mother is in question. And I would have a hard time having an abortion (yes, I'm a "she"). But I'll be damned if I will tell another woman she must be forced to bear a child. Her body, her choice. And to preempt you, it is not contradictory that I want to protect school children from wacky gun-yielding folk, yet would not tell a woman she cannot have an early-term abortion. I do place the woman's right to have dominion over her own body over the right of a fetus. Yep, I do.
Once a child is conceived, the decision has been made. It is no longer a choice.
We are reaping what we've sown. The only way we can reduce violence as a nation is to once again instill the value of human life into all of our citizens.