Recently Madonna announced that she would like to have a meeting with Pope Francis on the issue of abortion. Her goal is to change the Vatican’s stance on abortion, or as she puts it, reproductive rights. In fact, she has gone so far as to claim that Jesus would support abortion.
Madonna has engaged in controversy before, but her statement on Jesus supporting abortion takes the top.
First of all, I am certain Jesus is opposed to abortion. I would challenge Madonna to produce evidence to the contrary.
Second, it is unlikely Pope Francis will be persuaded by Madonna to change the Roman Catholic Church’s stance on abortion.
Right now it is unclear if Pope Francis will grant a meeting with Madonna.
Meanwhile, a British judge named Nathalie Lieven has ordered a mentally disabled woman to have an abortion since doctors have determined that an abortion would be less traumatic for her than giving birth. Such a decision was issued despite the fact that the woman and her family do not want an abortion. However, the woman is under the care of a division of Britain’s National Health Service, which is why the Court of Protection got involved in this matter.
This is what happens when government bureaucrats are in charge of healthcare, a.k.a. socialized medicine.
It should also be noted that the judge also ruled that terminating the pregnancy would be in the mother’s best interests, and not society’s views on abortion.
So Britain has decided to follow in the footsteps of China, forcing women to have abortions against their own consciences.
I am certain, given the woman’s desire to have the baby, that an abortion will have far more traumatic impact on her than if she did give birth, especially since there is little (if any) mental trauma from childbirth.
And given the woman’s mental disabilities, did anyone take into consideration a cesarean section, if there was a good chance that she would be traumatized from giving birth?
And since the woman is mentally disabled, it is apparent that her relatives could help take care of the baby.
And if her relatives are unable to take care of the baby, then wouldn’t adoption be an option?
But the doctors who decided on an abortion (nor the judge for that matter) apparently don’t care.
It is unclear if the woman and her family will appeal (let alone be able to appeal) the court’s decision.
Time will tell what transpires in both matters.