I hear many Christians say that abortion is murder, yet few if any call for the death penalty for committing abortion. In fact the silence is deafening when it comes to any discussion of the penalty for abortion from any pro-life politician.
Personally, I am not sure that abortion is murder, but it does come creepily close. I am not ready to call for capital punishment or dole out life sentences, but I do think the penalty should be higher than that for smoking a joint or or copying a copyrighted video.
I think our overall legal system is messed up when it comes to making the penalty fit the crime. Too often our lawmakers think atomically and simply jack up penalties based on how effective enforcement is going. This leads to serious injustice and a breakdown of law and order. Witness our extremely high incarceration rates accompanied by high crime.
Some years ago I made a small attempt to remedy the situation by devising a Moral Priority Quiz for the Asheville Daily Planet. Just recently I have updated it a bit and added it here in the Enforcing Morality series.
So have a look at my updated Moral Priority Quiz and let me know what you think in the comments below. Do your priorities match the law of the land?