24 November 2007

Simply Unbelievable

Call this one a mock-devout adherent of the new anti-religion.  From the London Daily Mail:

Meet the women who won't have babies-- because they're not eco-friendly

Had Toni Vernelli gone ahead with her pregnancy ten years ago, she would know at first hand what it is like to cradle her own baby, to have a pair of innocent eyes gazing up at her with unconditional love, to feel a little hand slipping into hers-- and a voice calling her Mummy.

But the very thought makes her shudder with horror.

Because when Toni terminated her pregnancy, she did so in the firm belief that she was helping to save the planet.

Incredibly, so determined was she that the terrible "mistake" of pregnancy should never happen again, that she begged the doctor who performed the abortion to sterilise her at the same time.

He refused, but Toni-- who works for an environmental charity-- relentlessly hunted down a doctor who would perform the irreversible surgery.

Finally, eight years ago, Toni got her way.

At the age of 27 this young woman at the height of her reproductive years was sterilised to "protect the planet".



Where to begin with this one?  First, obviously this woman has been sold a complete bill of goods and has traded her birthright for far less than a mess of pottage.  At least Esau got a good meal out of the deal.  And who in the world is she "saving" the planet for, if not for the little one she carved out of her womb and others like him?  Certainly only God knows the culpability of this person, but clearly she has some mental health issues or something far more serious to be so fixated on sterilization after the trauma of an abortion.  She needs prayers.  We need prayers.  This is absolute madness.

If all of us followed the lead of "eco-warriors" like her, in eighty years the planet would indeed be "saved" for lichen and fish, and pond scum, and wildebeest-- everything but man.  Brilliant.

How rightly Jesus foretold that the time would come when people would say "Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the paps that never gave suck."

Kyrie Eleison


Anonymous said...

That is so tragic! I had a former sister-in-law (brother's wife) who asked to be sterilized after their first baby was born at 17. The doctor made her wait until she was 21!

Ironically, her only child committed suicide at 14 years old, leaving her with nobody at all to love her.

Sterilization is a mortal sin for a very good reason.

Jeron said...

Reminds me of the movie "Children of Men." Spookiness.

thetimman said...

Jeron, exactly. By the way, the book "The Children of Men" by PD James, is way better than the movie, and the plot was actually quite altered in the film. As Ozzie Smith would say, "I would totally recommend the book to everybody."

Anonymous said...

I know this isn't Catholic, but I passed this along to a fellow Christian who is sola-scriptura in an attempt to stop them for having a vasectomy:


WARNING: The homepage of this site is extremely graphic in nature showing the evilness of abortion.