A Matter of Life and Death
Politics of Abortion and Capital PunishmentStreaming Video - 2006
When it comes to situations involving life and death, the United States is strongly polarized. Liberals commonly support the legality of abortion as a private matter of personal choice but condemn the death penalty as inhumane, while conservatives often support execution as a form of justice but denounce abortion as legalized murder. How did these points of view become a part of the ideologies of the left and the right? This program traces the development of political stances on life-and-death issues, exposing the lack of a consistent life ethic in mainstream American politics.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2001
Alternative Title: Politics of abortion and capital punishment