27 Sep 2007, Comments Off on School Bullies

School Bullies

Author: Helen

There are quite a few very nasty examples of corporate bullying about at the moment, but I think this takes the prize.

Catholic schools have been urged to withdraw their support from Amnesty International, after the human rights group changed its neutral stance on abortion.

The director of the Catholic Education Office, Stephen Elder, yesterday wrote to principals at all 328 Catholic schools in the Melbourne archdiocese, advising them to cut their longstanding ties with the organisation.

The letter called on schools to “convey their disappointment” to the organisation, after the human rights group decided earlier this year to ditch its long-held neutral stance on reproductive rights and lobby governments to decriminalise abortion.”

As many people have pointed out before me, when it comes to taking away lives, it’s hard to beat these pro-lifers. In some areas, an abortion is forbidden even for an ectopic pregnancy, which, as you’ll know, usually means the death of the mother. Catholic doctrine on abortion kills women, full stop.

We’re not even talking about universal abortion rights, which, as everybody knows, would lead to Girls gone Wild having abortion parties just for the hell of it.

The group will now campaign for the abortion rights of women who have become pregnant through rape or incest.
…One impetus for the change is the fact that rape is now acknowledged as a widely-used weapon of war in many of the countries where Amnesty operates.

It’s only possible to take the Vatican’s line on abortion if you privilege an unborn foetus over a real, live, breathing woman. The fact that many already-born women and girls are condemned to death by this doesn’t seem to worry the likes of Stephen Elder. It’s made even crazier by the fact that the Catholic religion forbids contraception, as well. Pregnancy as a punishment for sexual activity.

What a miserable, bullying attempt to pull the Catholic school system into line. And let’s hear it for maintaining our free and secular public system.

 
 
 
Crossposted at Road to Surfdom

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  • Don’tcha know? Contraception is deadly – those evil condom manufacturers infect those rubber death traps with AIDS!

  • Helen says:

    Mr Snay, you’re a mind reader. This news item was in our local paper yesterday and I thought I’d append it to this post because it dovetails quite neatly (I wouldn’t say nicely) with the anti-abortion bizzo: as well as wanting to ban abortion, the Catholic church wants to ban contraception, as well.

    Yeah, that‘ll work.

    This is an extreme and tinfoil-hatted version of that worldwide trend:

    MAPUTO (Reuters) – The head of the Catholic church in Mozambique said on Wednesday he believed some European-made condoms were deliberately tainted with the HIV/AIDS virus to kill African people.

    “I know of two countries in Europe who are making condoms with (the) virus on purpose, they want to finish with African people as part of their programme to colonise the continent,” Archbishop Francisco Chimoio told Reuters.

    “If we are not careful we will finish in one century.

    “I also know some companies who are manufacturing anti-retroviral drugs already infected with the virus, also in order to finish quickly the African people”, Chimoio said.

    He declined to name the European countries in question or the source of his allegations.

    The Catholic Church, followed by 17 percent of Mozambique’s population, opposes the use of condoms.

    Add the increasing numbers of people dying of HIV to the numbers dying during illegal abortions, and the self-identification of Catholics (and some proddies, too) with “pro-life” seems a little oxymoronic.

  • Willowtree says:

    Well of course the Catholic Church is against abortion. It doesn’t affect the priests and bishops, no-one’s ever got pregnant through sodomy.

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