The Historic and Biblical Relationships
between Capital Punishment and Abortion
Countries that prohibit the execution of murderers typically then permit the killing of unborn children. Nations encapsulate the actions of millions of people. As for individuals, for an example consider Republican Justice Harry Blackmun who wrote the U.S. Supreme Court's pro-abortion Roe v. Wade opinion. After years of his desire and efforts to minimize the imposition of the death penalty for murderers, eventually Blackmun strongly advocated total abolition of capital punishment. Thus he opposed killing the guilty who were convicted while intensely supporting the killing of the innocent unborn child. Are these coincidences or is there a correlation? Consider the lessons below from modern history and from the teachings of Scripture including passages like Ezekiel 13:19, Proverbs 17:15, and Hebrews 10:28-29.