On the liberal freak show site Daily Kos we find one the stupidest things ever written by a human being.
How the Vatican kills women
I’ll post the content here so that you don’t have to give their site any traffic.
How the Vatican kills women
by Daisy Cutter
Tue Oct 02, 2007 at 03:45:38 PM PDT
Here [at this hospital] we have had women who have died…. For example, [name withheld] came here and had an ultrasound. It was clear that she needed a therapeutic abortion. No one wanted to carry out the abortion because the fetus was still alive. The woman was here two days without treatment until she expulsed the fetus on her own. And by then she was already in septic shock and died five days later. That was in March 2007.
– Doctor from Managua, Nicaragua
Quoted in Human Rights Watch report
Pope Benedict has said that Nicaragua’s recent vote to recriminalize therapeutic abortion is a positive development.
The Holy See wishes to commend Nicaragua for its position on social issues, particularly with regard to respect for life, against mounting pressure from national and international quarters, the Pope said. In this regard one should regard as very positive that the national assembly has initiated a move to cancel therapeutic abortion, he said.
– Vatican Radio, 24 September 2007
* Daisy Cutter’s diary :: ::
For more information, feel free to read the rest of the HRW report. It’s becoming increasingly clear to me that the pro-life movement has very little to do with preserving life, and everything to do with anti-sex zealotry and a desire to subjugate women.
The Vatican’s push for these types of draconian laws cannot be downplayed. from the Boston Globe:
The Rev. Rolando Alvarez, spokesman for the Managua archdiocese, said the Catholic Church fought for a ban without exceptions because church officials estimate that thousands of elective abortions were being performed annually under the guise of saving a woman’s life. "Before it was penalized, all these murders were treated with impunity," he said.
Life Site News:
Bishop Abelardo Mata, the president of the Committee for the Family of the Nicaraguan bishops’ conference, has sharply condemned the proposals of some politicians in his country to legalise so-called "therapeutic abortion". Speaking to the international Catholic pastoral charity, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), he stated that Nicaragua had no need of "therapeutic abortion" to protect the rights of its citizens.
Notice how only men are making these statements. I highly doubt that even the most anti-abortion among right-wing women would argue that abortion to save the life of the mother should be illegal. [Maybe we should consult St. Gianna Beretta Molla]
Of course, criticize the Church for its support of blatantly misogynist policies and you’ll be condemned as an "anti-Catholic" bigot by a certain anti-Semitic, homophobic nutball. I suppose you just can’t win.
Even more serious than the writer’s anti-Catholicism is her lack of mental acuity.
She isn’t just a bigot… she’s thick.
There is hope for the one problem, but for the other… ?