Society often reacts to give more attention to the guilty
rather than the victim. Often the victim gets mis-identified
and overlooked, or worse, accused.
So, a raped 9-year-old is a victim. Forced to carry a fetus,
victimized again. After there is a mention about the fetus’
rights, the girls’ rights are never even mentioned, victimized
again. Does she want the pregnancy? (The question is important
to give the girl her say, see what she is thinking, give
her some consideration.) How can she deal with an abortion?
Are there any questions attempting to assess her mental state
during such a extreme situation, if not, victimized again.
Consider the pregnancy all-important and make no estimate of
the risks to mother and fetus, victimized again. The mothers’
rights (a citizen born with rights) get compared to the rights
of a fetus, victimized again, then losing the compression,
victimized again. Does anyone explain her rights, options,
and how badly people are treating her and how well she
could be treated, no?, victimized again.
There are many extreme situations in society that re-victimize
the victim. Men are assaulted, they don’t get sympathy, after
that they are told to “take it like a man”. Pedestrians and
cyclists are getting killed by the great mass (3000 pounds or
so) and velocity of automobiles, then people say that bicycling
(a 30 pound vehicle), and walking (a 0 pound vehicle) are so
very dangerous, and then when the driver says “I didn’t see
him” no charges are filed. In a competitive (it’s YOUR fault)
divorce children get used as pawns in their parents’ competition
to be seen as the better parent, this while their family (for
a young child, almost their _entire_ world) is torn apart,
and they don’t understand why. There are many more examples
that put blame (and worse) onto the true victim, I sympathize
with them. Try not to let that happen to victims, please.
As far as the Vatican, I do recall the Polish Pope John
Paul II did apologize for their treatment of Galileo Galilei
and apologize for the Vatican’s behavior during WWII in not
supporting the Jews, these sorts of improvements to Vatican
attitude made him popular with the young people, showing that
the Vatican does improve at times. He never did approve of
abortion for the sake of the mother, I guess that there is
no hope that Pope Benedict XVI (Ratzinger) would be anything
as good (as mediocre as he was) as John Paul II. I guess
that neither wants to disturb the church very much for the
sake of the children who must grow having been raped, why
make the church pay for the sake of some children now grown?
Get over it people, sarcastically speaking! I hope that the
CFI can influence hundreds-of-thousands of fair and liberal
minded Catholics to withdraw their support for a stubborn and