I am still working through the whole idea of capital punishment and the concept of a 'just war.' As I grow older and life becomes more pecious these issues are not as clear as they once were. However, I think there is a great difference in these two issues compared to the murder that we blithely call abortion. In capital punishment and war we obviously are going to have the tragedy of the death of the innocent in an attempt to kill the guilty. Tragic, true, but that is not the purpose of the action. In abortion every single victim is innocent. There is no friendly fire, collateral damage, or improper judicial decisions. Every single child is murdered on purpose. While in capital punishment and war we may debate and do what we can do to reduce the death of the innocent in abortion we choose to kill them all. This would be the equivalent of executing everyone at a crime scene or wiping out the entire nation of Iraq. Worse actually, because in those cases we might just happen to get the guilty. I still debate, study, and seek God's leadership and direction as to my stand on capital punishment and warfare, but in abortion there is no question - there are no guilty victims, not one.