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June 14, 2007

Vatican approves of rape and torture

by Feòrag

The Vatican has told Roman Catholics not to support Amnesty International because the organisation considers that criminalising women who want to control their fertility, especially those who have been raped, is counterproductive. This is, according to the Vatican, a much worse thing than rape, torture and judicial killing.

Amnesty International does not have any position at all on whether abortion is morally acceptable and accuses the Vatican of misrepresenting its position.

We are saying broadly that to criminalise women's management of their sexual reproductive right is the wrong answer, Amnesty's deputy Secretary General Kate Gilmore told Reuters news agency.

The Catholic Church, through a misrepresented account of our position on selective aspects of abortion, is placing in peril work on human rights, Ms Gilmore said.

Vatican urges end to Amnesty aidBBC News, 13th June 2007.

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Posted in Hypocrisy at 08:43. Last modified on June 14 2007 at 08:52.
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1: Posted by: Andy Gilmour | June 14, 2007 11:23 AM

Well, they might still have the old Faith, but they've kinda lost sight of the Hope & Charity over the years, ain't they?

yet another great reason to be a non-theist...

:-)

2: Posted by: Bina | June 14, 2007 8:26 PM

Shorter Vatican: Human rights? Those are just for fetuses. Women are all jezebels, and must be punished for the sin of Eve by having first sex, then pregnancy, forced on them whether they like it or not.

Shorter me: This is why I'm a pagan.

3: Posted by: G. Tingey | June 15, 2007 9:20 AM

Why should any of this surprise anyone?

How long before a call is made for the reintroduction of the Holy Office?

Wax lyrical

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