I did not "misinterpret" what your message is.
if you say I don't care for women who are going through abortions then yes you have.
In one earlier thread, you used the word "murderer" to define anyone who had an abortion.Pretty black & white comment. Go back just a few pages here & reread your comments bout prison time for any raped female who has an abortion.Again,pretty black & white.
look I don't want to surgarcoat abortion I don't want to dumb it down or anything. Its pretty simple the fetus is a human being deserving rights and protection under the law from the moment of conception. So directly attacking it from no matter what way you look at is murder. It's a tough issue but that is the nature of it.
But when you cross the line & start defaming innocent females & proclaim that these innocent females should be imprisoned, because that is your religious-based belief
I wish I could say this in another way but women who have abortion aren't innocent. Their culpablity can change and your sisters is very very low but the fact of the matter is killing an innocent human being is wrong in the eyes of God.
Father _____ does understand where my family & I are coming from & supports my sister like anyone else in his "flock". Because he gets out of that ivory tower that the Church can easily become & walks the streets of his parish
As I have said I'm glad your priest does this. I don't think it neccessarliy means he agrees with what your sister did but he being a priest of Jesus Christ loved you like you are family and was there ever step of the way.
The Church is in the world with the people and they know the reality of the world, we aren't like the philosophers of old who sit on a high mountain and write philosophy every day. We understand what people go through we are there to see what the reality of the world is like. We also have 2000 years of tradition and understanding that goes into our understanding including our position on abortion.
As for getting under my skin: forget the love that every brother has for his sister. I'd love to show you the pictures that the police took of my sister after she was taken to the hospital that evening. I'd want you to take a long, hard look at her "before" pictures & then, those. Then look at me & tell me she is a murderer who deserves prison time. If rape abortions is only 1% of your statistics, then this is one big 1% to me; the point being this issue is not about stats, rather, it's bout real people out there.
I never said your sister deserved Jail time her situation is alot different then almost all abortions, she was rapped and because of that her culpability is much less lower then those who have an abortion because its inconvenient. But discussing sentences are a waste of time.
lastly and real quickly I do care about women and I understand how difficult a pregnancy can be for people espically unplanned one. I know the horrors of rape, even though I don't know what people go through who are rapped and are the family of a rape victim. I've always tried to show this.
but something that is part of my belief set and my morality and that of the church as well that from conception there is a human life, and it is the beautiful gift of God. Created in the image and likeness of God, loved by him as much as he loves you and me. While the reality of rape is horrible and I don't even wish my enemies to go through that. Nothing and I MEAN NOTHING justifies the killing of an innocent human being who has just as much dignity as you and me.
I'll leave it at this if in the future someone with a deep personal connection to me or someone I know well is rapped and gets pregnant I would do my best to be like that priest was for you. BUT I care just as much as that baby inside that women's womb, and because of that I would want her to go through her pregnancy have the child. If she had an abortion I would be there too but I would strongly strongly advise against it. You and ASUrob may not believe me but I promise you that I would because I love people that much I care for people and it hurts me to see people hurt in that way. This is just a tough issue and it effects people. I really hope you see where I'm coming from. Don't get tied up to much in how I say abortion is murder and your sister had an abortion. Try to see how much I care for the human being the in the women of a child and maybe you'll understand where I'm coming from.