How long, o lord, how long? How many nights must I come home from work and turn on my computer only to be confronted with yet another dimwitted pronouncement about abortion from some pre-senile Pope’s minion? Is there no end to the toxic stream of feverish, addlepated gibberish being expectorated by withered and gynecologically-obsessed Men of the Cloth like this Cardinal Ouellet dude, on a subject they’re the least qualified people in the world to address? Because it’s all starting to get a bit old:
Cardinal Marc Ouellet, who sparked controversy this month with his comments on abortion, has called for a broader debate into the issue but still considers abortion a “serious moral disorder.”
Paging Nancy Ruth! Your mission, should you choose to accept it…
But maybe first someone should inform this half-bright papist that we already had “the debate”: 20 long, drawn-out, agonizing years of it, from 1968 to 1988. That’s two(2) decades of protests, abortion caravans, women chaining themselves up in the Parliamentary Gallery and doctors going to jail. That was the “Abortion Debate”, and happily, the Cardinal’s side lost and lost big.
Just because a debate doesn’t go your way it doesn’t mean you get a do-over. Having lost so emphatically, the correct response would be to shut the fuck up about it.