Thursday, June 14, 2007
Vatican urges end to Amnesty Intrnational aid
Here we go again: The Vatican has urged all Catholics to stop donating money to Amnesty International, accusing the human rights group of promoting abortion. Amnesty said it was not promoting abortion as a universal right. Amnesty says it does not take any position on whether abortion is right or wrong. But it defended its new position in support of abortion for women when their health is in danger or human rights are violated, especially in cases of rape or incest. I'm sure at least 5 of our Supreme Crt Justices broke out the karaoke machine to belt out Ave Maria and a kegger of the Blood of Christ to celebrate this anti-Amnesty news. Because really, who the hell cares if women die due to pregnancy? Who cares if women must endure the unimaginable horror of a rape-baby? Call me crazy, but for a guy who never gets any, Pope Benny sure spends a WHOLE LOTTA time obsessing about folks who do. Why does he spend so much time galavanting around the world urging others to be excommunicated if they dare to support choices for women's health? 70,000 women die per year due to illegal abortions. Obviously their lives don't count. For a guy who claims to despise homosexuality, he spends a WHOLE LOTTA time condemning, criminalizing, and hating females, no? And ya know what? Abortion is perfectly legal and accessible via universal healthcare coverage in Italy... ya know... Italy... Pope Benny's OWN backyard. Why doesn't he devote some of that ample misogynistic time on his hands to criminalizing abortion for the women in his own nation if it sooo offends him? As a Catholic, I'm sick and tired of the ironhanded Paters ramming their noses and rosaries into everyone else's ovaries, and I'm fed up with the Church using money towards hating half of the world's population, so why don't we try using economic sanctions against the Church instead of Amnesty International? Their position on abortion and contraceptives goes beyond maintaining Church teachings and doctrine that are clearly out of touch when it comes to modern day medical crisises and violations of women's bodies... it is reprehensible, irresponsible, and immoral.