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Monday, September 04, 2006

Because we're nurturing, we are

Vatican condemns abortion performed on 11 year-old rape victim.

As shocking as I find this story, as inhumane and arrogant, there's a part of me that admires the consistency of their conviction. After all, if you really do believe life begins at conception and that all abortion is murder, this is perfectly rational. It's an absolutist stance. Taken seriously, it's a view that brooks no compromise just because of *how* the life was begun. In that view, murder is murder, and the circumstances of the lives preceding the murder are completely irrelevant.

So, I guess I'm happy they're not being hypocrites.

In every other way, however, this is just barbaric. What if the church had gotten its way, but the poor girl didn't believe life began at conception? I guess she'd have been fucked twice as an 11 year-old.


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