More ways abortion is worse...but there is hope
My previous post noted that in simple mathematical terms, abortions are 40,880 times worse (more frequent) than capital punishment in the USA.
But think of all the other ways that abortions are worse, and more unjust, than capital punishment:
The executed baby in the womb has no chance to receive the Sacrament of Baptism. The death row inmate has that chance, as well as the opportunity for years of religious counseling and the Sacrament of Confession if he is Catholic.
The baby in the womb is all alone in the world. The convict has lots of company: A chaplain, if he wants one, relatives, reporters, and death penalty opponents worldwide as well as picketing outside the prison.
The baby has no legal representation. The criminal has decades' worth of criminal defense lawyering and benefits from countless laws enacted in criminals' behalf.
The baby is torn apart alive. The convict gets an injection and has the entire legal and news media establishments lobbying for humane treatment for him.
The baby has no opportunity for the Last Rites and Viaticum. The criminal does.
The baby has no one to pray for him or her. The convict does.
The baby gets no funeral and no grave. The criminal does.
PLEASE keep reading now! The list above is a necessary but very sad one. Now, if you or anyone you know has had the misfortune to be involved in abortion, PLEASE know that Jesus Christ Himself, your Redeemer and mine, loves you more than anything and is waiting with open Heart and arms for you in Confession.
And there is real help for women who have had abortions, from other women who have been in your shoes and have experienced God's healing and forgiveness. Just call your local pro-life groups or parishes, and they will give you love and help.
As the old spiritual says, "There is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin-sick soul." We, all of us, need that balm, and the Good News is, Jesus will supply it.
God bless you and keep you always.