I am pro-life. I’m also pro-death penalty, so I’m pleased to share this column by Jerry Newcombe, the executive director of the Providence Forum, an outreach of D. James Kennedy Ministries. Here’s an excerpt:
Today, there is a philosophy of crime-and-no-punishment which treats criminals as if they are patients who need treatment rather than wrongdoers who need punishment. In this view, criminals are ill and do what they do because they can’t help themselves.
To paraphrase C. S. Lewis, the great British writer, “When we make the issue medical rather than criminal, justice gets lost, and we treat criminals, like cases to be cured.”