According to Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor (yes, really), the head of the Catholic Church in England in Wales, abortion numbers since the 1960s amount to the same thing as the Holocaust. He also banged on about gender selection being the slippery slope to Nazi-style eugenics. I think he threw in something about human life being “sacred” as well, while touching on the Terri Schiavo case. Oh, and something about protecting the weak.
I have some points of my own.
- People making the extremely distressing decision to abort due to their life circumstances is NOT the same as the Holocaust. To compare this to the systematic genocide of a race of people is unconscionable. In any case, it is a personal matter. So shut up.
- Speaking of the Holocaust, Cardinal, are you a spokesman for the SAME Catholic Church that pretty much just shrugged its shoulders while said atrocity was occurring? Yes, yes you are. There was always a good time for your church to speak out about the Nazis. The 1930s, for example.
- Oh, and help me out here because I’m still confused. Is this also the same Catholic Church that routinely covers-up acts of child rape (let’s call it what it is) within its realms? Yes, yes it is. Therefore shut the fuck up about protecting the weak.
- Interesting point about Terri Schiavo and the sanctity of human life. Perhaps if you lifted your squeamish view of embryonic research we might make a bit more progress in stem cell growth that could enable mankind to conquer critical brain injury and save us all from this grisly pantomime. Just a thought.