Church Demeans Raped Girl

“RIO DE JANEIRO — A 9-year-old girl who was carrying twins, allegedly after being raped by her stepfather, underwent an abortion Wednesday despite complaints from Brazil’s Roman Catholic church.”

What could possibly be the reason for the Church’s insane, inhuman position? A lawyer for the church said, “It’s the law of God: Do not kill. We consider this murder.”

But apparently it’s perfectly okay by God to put the life of a young girl at risk for a pregnancy with practically no chance of ending in successful birth.

Leaving aside the fact that the Christian Bible is at best ambiguous on the matter of abortion, this is an obvious case of a perfectly moral, justified, appropriate abortion. And yet the church is trying to lay a lifetime of guilt on the young girl following her brutal victimization.

Yet contemporary Christian dogma leads logically, inexorably, to the conclusion that the lives of actual human beings must be sacrificed to the lives of fertilized eggs. The fantasy that a fertilized egg is the moral equivalent of a born infant is, as I’ve indicated, in fact the anti-life position.