In Reply to: Re: Abortion Views? Captial Punish? posted by SL on November 08, 2000 at 13:50:19:
Funny you would call his views midevil [sic]. Actually abortion is amazingly similar to a medieval method of capital punishment that just might be deemed cruel and unusual if some state tried to implement it today. In a very gruesome version of "quartering" the condemned was ripped limb from limb using draft horses. But even in those "unenlightened" days when you might be hanged for picking a pocket, certain types of ghastly execution were usually reserved for the terribly wicked. The type we carry out legally on unborn children, that is.