Sunday, March 16, 2008

Murder will do that to a body

Can't say that happens when one gets one's ear pierced:

Women may be at risk of mental health breakdowns if they have abortions, a medical royal college has warned. The Royal College of Psychiatrists says women should not be allowed to have an abortion until they are counselled on the possible risk to their mental health.

I'm not any good at keeping up on social trends, but we still believe in guilt, right? I keep thinking back to Roskolnikov lying in his magnificent and tortuous squalor after committing his murder. This is too obvious for theology: if you do something wrong, you're probably going to feel terrible about it. I'm not about to construct a moral system around feelings, but it's interesting that a world which usually places importance on how actions make one feel completely ignores this impulse regarding abortion.

More than 90% of the 200,000 terminations in Britain every year are believed to be carried out because doctors believe that continuing with the pregnancy would cause greater mental strain.

And here I thought abortion was for incidents of rape, incest, and the mother's life.

I don't have strong enough words to condemn those who perpetuate the abortion holocaust. What survives of western civilization will be appalled at our pathetic attempts to justify the indefensible.

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