Monday, June 12, 2006

Amnesty International campaigns to stop violence against women

Amnesty International statement:
Violence against women is the greatest human rights scandal of our times. From birth to death, in times of peace as well as war, women face discrimination and violence at the hands of the state, the community and the family.

Apparently as part of the campaign, some Amnesty chapters have called for a loosening of laws against abortion. This has the Catholic bishops all upset. As far as they are concerned, abortion, even to save a woman's life, is a sin. I am impressed by their willingness to risk other people's lives. None of them will ever be pregnant.

Come to think of it, that's probably the practical reason behind refusing to have female priests. Before DNA testing, no matter how much screwing around priests did, there was never proof because none of them ever got pregnant.

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