Last month, a woman was admitted to a hospital in Galway, Ireland. She was 17 weeks pregnant with a wanted child. She was experiencing severe back pain. She was found to be miscarrying the pregnancy.
A week later, she was dead.
Why? Because she ended up in a Catholic hospital, governed by an ethic that even a non-viable fetus doomed to die is more important than a living, breathing 31-year-old woman.
And HERE. I cannot believe in this one the newspaper felt the need to stress she was married. What the holy hell is going on that a woman’s marital status is considered relevant in such a situation?
There is no denying that a lot of people in this world suck. None more so than those who use their religion to control and do horrible things to women.
This is one of the worst instances of this I have come across in a while. And, no, it’s not in some Third World country; it’s in the Republic of Ireland. How can politicians in America, in Australia, be so happy to demand things like this continue happening? How can women vote for this?!
You know what? I’m Christian – Catholic, to be precise. I can also see that a lot of things done in the name of Christianity are evil and wrong. I wish more Christians could think with their minds, not the science-free scaremongering they’re fed through church.