09 February 2009

Shorter Vatican: Women are incubators, nothing more

Whoa whoa whoa. So there's a woman in Italy on life support, and there's been a fight to remove her, since she's been in a vegetative state for 17 years. Years, people. Not days. Reminiscent of Terry Schiavo. The family want her removed, but the state got involved and here's their reason for not wanting to remove her: physically she is "in the condition to have babies".

Excuse the fuck out of me? WHAT? Silvio Berlusconi and the Vatican are colluding to what? Rape her? It's not like she can consent to sex. Remove her eggs monthly until she no longer makes them and then "kill" her (as they believe it to be murder). Seems to be a pretty clear case of "She's an incubator, and worth nothing more." Unfuckingreal!

Berlusconi declared: "This is murder. I would be failing to rescue her. I'm not a Pontius Pilate."

Whoa whoa whoa. There are so many things wrong with this. First of all, she's already dead but for the machines. She has no brain function. You cannot "rescue" her. Second, Pontius Pilate?! Seriously? The family isn't trying to have her put to death via crucifixation for heresy! They just want to allow her body to die, naturally, as it would have many years ago if not for the intervention of humans.

1 comment:

jj said...

Well said, Luna.

I can't imagine how a comatose woman could be considered in the condition to do anything, let alone have babies.

I'm just glad one of them has finally come clean about it. "Tell us how you really feel..." Now we know.