Injury, I’d Like You to Meet Insult
The Holy Roman Piñata is at it again. It is better, they say, for an 80-pound 9-year-old to hang on to two fetuses than to give them the old heave-ho. No matter that those fetuses would have remained ova without the brutal intervention of the girl’s stepfather.
With the Church’s display of such horrible judgment, who knows if the girl’s family would even want to remain Catholic? Well, it’s not a decision they will have to make. The asshole pictured here made clear that the mother and the doctor got the old heave-ho from the Church.
What else should we expect from an organization that vests its authority in a robed fleet of elderly male virgins?
If ever there was a case where abortion is the moral necessity, this is it. By all accounts, pregnancy is really hard on the body of a grown woman; I shudder at the havoc it would wreak on an 80-pound girl. According to her doctor, she would have become infertile had the twins been carried to term. In the best-case scenario. The pregnant 9-year-old girl’s death was not out of the question, so her mother made a decision that favored a living, breathing daughter’s well-being over the alleged rights of two fetuses whose brains were just at the point where they could make blips on an EEG. Rather than being intransigent, the Church should have considered that its position was tantamount to calling for the girl’s death or serious injury.
Oh, wait: that would require the Holy See to muster a shred of human decency, but I guess their concern is with something much higher. Is that an unfair attack? Certainly not as unfair as the attack on a 9-year-old girl that started this mess.
P.S. – I don’t know if anyone has mentioned this before, but I am beginning to think that the Church is, um, inexpert in its reaction to child rape. Just sayin.