Secular Sunday: Won’t somebody think of the children?
No CFAC today. I’m sick and I don’t have the strength, so I’ll talk really briefly about a recent news story.
It can really be summarized in two sentences, and conveniently they are the heading and subheading of this MSNBC article.
Headline: Brazil girl, alleged rape victim, aborts twins
Subheading: The procedure on the 9-year-old girl draws complaints from Catholic church
That really just says it all, doesn’t it?
A 9-year-old Brazilian girl was raped by her stepfather and became pregnant with twins. Every medical professional who got involved determined that she was physically incapable of carrying the fetuses to term, much less deliver them. Her attempts to do so would result not only in her death, but the death of the offspring as well.
So basically you have a test case in abortion rights that meets all the criteria of having a “good reason” to have an abortion. Rape victim, health of the mother at risk, fetuses aren’t ultimately viable.
And so of course, because the Catholic Church loves dogma and hates people, they denounce the procedure. They denounce it so strongly that they excommunicated everyone involved in the abortion — except for the child and, of course, the rapist stepfather.
And lest you try to fool yourself into thinking it was a rogue bishop in Brazil, the Vatican has his back.
I’m glad they excommunicated them. Maybe the people who have been excommunicated will realize that it was a shitty club to be a part of in the first place. And maybe the Catholic Church will excommunicate so many people that it will only accelerate its own irrelevance. But the fact that the Church can dare to get indignant over a necessary procedure to save a little girl’s life — well, that gives the lie to “pro-life” right there.
These so-called “pro-life” people seriously put fetuses before children. A fetus, they say, is a “potential person.” But once they become an actual person, fuck ’em, apparently.
A culture of life? A religion of compassion? Yeah, right.