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Monday, June 16, 2014

Pastoral Meanderings: What is torture? Abortion or Prohibition of Abortion?

Cross posted at Pastoral Meanderings by Pastor Larry excellent read.

Once again the United Nations has been up to no good.  The UN experts on all things moral and righteous met in Geneva to attack Catholic teaching on abortion.  According to the great and mighty UN, prohibiting abortion is a grave human rights abuse against women and the Vatican better do something about it.

The one and only American on the U.N. Committee Against Torture, Felice Gaer, went even further by labeling the Church’s position on abortion was a form of torture. Speaking calmly but forcefully, the Vatican representative, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, Apostolic Nuncio in Geneva, labeled abortion as the ultimate torture.  It was a subtle statement of the obvious.

Prohibiting abortion only inconveniences the life of the woman, putting her in no more danger than nearly anything else in life -- such as riding in a car, for example.  She is not obligated to keep her child but only to bear the child.  Abortion, on the other hand, is the ultimate torture because it steals the life of the unborn, tosses it away as if it were so much garbage, and treats all life as cheap and ordinary in the process.

Imagine that.  We live in a world where Muslims kill people for their Christian faith, where school girls are held hostage and forced to convert in Nigeria, in which Russia annexes Crimea and threatens the Ukraine, in which women are subject to everything from genital mutilation to subservience before Sharia law but the high and mighty of the UN have decided that being anti-abortion trumps all of this! 

Of course their minds will not be changed but at least we can expose the sham of concern for rights that is behind such ridiculous assertions.  It would be humorous if so many lives were not at stake.  The absurdity of their grave concern is an affront to the millions of unborn whose lives are discarded as so much trash and their lives considered unworthy of the least protection of the law while women are treated as the victims here.  What good is a right you claim for yourself at the expense of the child within your womb?

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