Yes it is.
I've seen enough... Murder is MURDER.
im surprised this straw-man argument is still going on.
Im pro-choice and i like this law, while it seems he'll get off because in Florida it mentions viability in the law a couple times and i dont see how the "Unborn Victims of Violence Act" would apply here unless im misunderstanding it.
regardless though i like that he was "charged" we'll see if he gets convicted and this impacts my stance/reasoning on being pro-choice ZERO. In fact Most of pro-choice people I know personally share my basic beliefs and this doesnt impact them either. Not sure why people assume it would. Maybe SOME people.
Most moderen translations of the sixth commandment say:
"You shall not murder. "
Read more: Why is "You shall not murder" in the Ten Commandments?There are two different Hebrew words (ratsakh, mut) and two Greek words (phoneuo, apokteino) for “murder” and “killing.” One means “to put to death,” and the other means “to murder.”
The latter one is the one prohibited by the Ten Commandments, not the former. In fact, ratsakh has a broader definition than the English word “murder.”
Ratsakh also covers deaths due to carelessness or neglect but is never used when describing killing during wartime.
That is why most modern translations render the sixth commandment “You shall not murder” rather than “You shall not kill.”
I am a Christian and I am pro choice as is the Church I belong too.
We feel women have a right to an early abortion if they feel that is the best choice at the time.
We do not believe that an early fetus is yet a person.
It is important to be aware that tens of millions of pro choice people are also Christians and / or Jewish people and that many Christians and/ or Jewish people and leaders were referring woman to safe ( for the woman) abortion services even before Roe vs Wade.
Many in the RCRC do NOT believe that life/ensoulment begins with conception.
They believe that life/ensoulment begins later in the pregnancy or at birth.
A little history of The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice which includes many religious groups including:
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
Women’s League for Conservative Judaism
American Ethical Union National Service Conference
Society for Humanistic Judaism
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Jewish Reconstructionist Federation
Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association
Central Conference of American Rabbis
North American Federation of Temple Youth
Union for Reform Judaism
Women of Reform Judaism, The Federation of Temple Sisterhoods
Women’s Rabbinic Network of Central Conference of American Rabbis
United Church of Christ
United Methodist Church
General Board of Church and Society, United Methodist Church
General Board of Global Ministries, Women’s Division, United Methodist Church
Unitarian Universalist Association
Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation
Young Religious Unitarian Universalists
Continental Unitarian Universalist Young Adult Network
American Jewish Committee
American Jewish Congress
Catholics for Choice
Christian Lesbians Out (CLOUT)
Church of the Brethren Womaen’s Caucus
Disciples for Choice
Episcopal Urban Caucus
Episcopal Women’s Caucus
Jewish Women International
Lutheran Women’s Caucus
Methodist Federation for Social Action
National Council of Jewish Women
Presbyterians Affirming Reproductive Options (PARO)
Women’s American ORT
YWCA of the USA
RCRC was founded in 1973 to safeguard the newly won constitutional right to privacy in decisions about abortion.RCRC - Dedicated to Reproductive JusticeThe Coalition founders were clergy and lay leaders from mainstream religions, many of whom had provided women with referrals to safe abortion services before the Supreme Court legalized abortion in Roe v. Wade.
The founders believed that there would be at most a ten-year struggle to secure the right to choose. In fact the struggle is far from over. It has changed and intensified, and the stakes are growing.
Today, the Religious Coalition comprises national organizations from major faiths and traditions and religiously affiliated and independent religious organizations, affiliates throughout the country, the national Clergy for Choice network, Spiritual Youth for Reproductive Freedom, The National Black Church Initiative, La Iniciativa Latina and individuals who support reproductive choice and religious freedom. We have a strong presence on Capitol Hill, working for policies to ensure reproductive healthservices are available to all, regardless of income and to strengthen reproductive justice.
While our member organizations are religiously and theologically diverse, they are unified in the commitment to preserve reproductive choice as a basic part of religious liberty.
Our rational, healing perspective looks beyond the bitter abortion debate to seek solutions to pressing problems such as unintended pregnancy, the spread of HIV/AIDS, inadequate health care and health insurance, and the severe reduction in reproductive health care services.
We support access to sex education, family planning and contraception, affordable child care and health care, and adoption services as well as safe, legal, abortion services, regardless of income. As an organization committed to reproductive justice, we work for public policies that ensure the medical, economic, and educational resources necessary for healthy families and communities that are equipped to nurture children in peace and love.