Friday, March 20, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI Mocks Women's Reproductive Health

"Particularly disturbing is the crushing yoke of discrimination that women and girls so often endure, not to mention the unspeakable practice of sexual violence and exploitation which causes such humiliation and trauma," Benedict told an audience of government leaders and foreign diplomats in the late afternoon.

He also criticized what he called the "irony of those who promote abortion as a form of 'maternal' health care." The pope was referring to an African Union agreement signed by Angola and 44 other countries that abortion should be legal in cases of rape, incest or when the mother's life is endangered.

"How disconcerting the claim that the termination of life is a matter of reproductive health," Benedict said.

You know what's actually ironic? That the earthly representative of one of the many Sky Fairies and/or ETs people believe in is unable to grasp the concept that the uterine container is in fact a ZOMG!! human life.

And you know what's disconcerting? Permitting your Supreme Leader, the Pope (PBUH), to mock and belittle women's reproductive health care without condemnation.

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At 10:37 PM, Blogger nick said...

What are you talking about. The pope is actually speaking against violence and discrimination women endure do to their sexual orientation. Women are abused and traumatized because of their sexual orientation, i.e rape, as sex slaves. Also, the everyday discriminations women can edure because they are women, such as salary differences or the way Muslim theocracies such as Iran, Iraq or the Taliban regimes.

In regards to the abortion comments. It is striking to see that abortion is there to promote health in countries without addressing the obvious negative health effects an abortion can have on women.

At 4:47 AM, Blogger ema said...

Um, the Pope denies that a pregnant women is, in fact, a life--How disconcerting the claim that the termination of life is a matter of reproductive health--and only recognizes the fetal part of a pregnancy as life.

Also, he was not commenting on abortion legislation that is there to promote health. He was commenting on legislation that requires pregnant patients to be assaulted and/or at death's door as a precondition to being allowed access to proper medical care.

Last, but not least, since, as a rule, terminating a pregnancy has less negative health effects than carrying a pregnancy to term, there's nothing striking about promoting a safe and effective medical procedure.


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