It is a label that (for them) is riddled with obvious irony. For if you ask a typical conservative regarding other issues pertaining to "life" you will easily find their answers contradictory.
- Do you believe in the death penalty?
- Are you a pacifist?
- Do you believe in the right to own an automatic weapon?
- Are you a vegetarian?
- Do you believe in DNR?
- Do you believe in neutering animals? What about euthanizing them?
I'll ask these questions of any self-proclaimed "right to lifer." I will respect the opinion of those who's answers show consistency with their position. If all life is sacred to you, than life of criminals, soldiers, strangers, and animals are also sacred.
No? Does your opinion on saving "lives" stop after feti and embryos? Than you are not pro-life. You are simply anti-choice.
I have a lot of respect and admiration for religion and for those who would not choose abortion for themselves, a position many have here in the US.
A TRUE right to life believe believes that all Life is sacred.
However, when a man who can claim a life with a gun proposes and does so in the name of saving lives, the argument goes the pieces. Hypocrisy at it's clearest.
Nuff said today.