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A Quick Reminder On Where The Mass Graves Of Dead Babies Really Are

Posted in Editorials on June 9th, 2014

St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland.

In 2013, Christian Radio host Kevin Swanson said

I’m beginning to get some evidence from certain doctors and certain scientists that have done research on women’s wombs after they’ve gone through the surgery, and they’ve compared the wombs of women who were on the birth control pill to those who were not on the birth control pill. And they have found that with women who are on the birth control pill, there are these little tiny fetuses, these little babies, that are embedded into the womb. They’re just like dead babies. They’re on the inside of the womb. And these wombs of women who have been on the birth control pill effectively have become graveyards for lots and lots of little babies.

(Hat tip.)

Of course, this is complete and utter bullshit. Hormonal birth control works by stopping a woman from ovulating, and so there can be no fertilization, and there can be no “little tiny fetuses.” But Swanson is not about to let facts get in the way of his dreams of theocracy. “The Pill Kills” was established in 2008 to overturn Griswold v. Connecticut and aims to make hormonal birth control (and possibly all other forms of contraception) illegal in the United States. Swanson’s rhetoric is a prime example of their tactics, gruesome lies made to advance a religious agenda.

But it is not hormonal contraception or a sexually permissive culture that has created mass graves of children, but strict religious sexual morality itself. Hundreds of bodies of children were found in just one Magdalene Laundry – a place where unmarried pregnant women and others accused of sexual sin were forced to live in Ireland until very recently. There may be more mass graves at other laundries that have not been discovered yet.

I had thought that there was nothing left about the Catholic Church that could shock me or make me any more angry than I already am. But I was wrong. When I first heard this story, I thought there must be some mistake. Was there an outbreak of disease that killed these children? This is not the Catholicism I was taught. I was taught that God loves everyone, and to follow the teachings of Jesus that we should be forgiving and treat each other with kindness and mercy. But there was no forgiveness for the women sent to the Magdalene Laundries and no mercy for their children. There was no disease that plagued the Magdalene laundries. These innocent children were starved and neglected to death to uphold the sexual morality of the Catholic Church. The institution that preaches redemption through the blood of Christ did not act on that conviction. The Church acted with cruelty and spite, killing those most vulnerable to its whims. I am forced to conclude they do not believe what they say at all.

3 Responses to “A Quick Reminder On Where The Mass Graves Of Dead Babies Really Are”

  1. Yes'sir Says:

    FYI – There’s a third function to the vast majority of Birth Control pills wherein it thins the uterus lining so that if, by chance, the woman still gets pregnant(which does happen), then it acts like an abortifacient not allowing the fertilized egg to attach. So, technically, yes, there can be fertilization and by consequence, an abortion. If you think that’s “complete and utter bullshit” I challenge you to research it. I also challenge you to research the history of different medically accepted interpretations of when life actually begins.

  2. Elizabeth Says:

    Sorry, you are still wrong.

    it thins the uterus lining so that if, by chance, the woman still gets pregnant(which does happen), then it acts like an abortifacient not allowing the fertilized egg to attach.

    Pregnancy begins with implantation. So if the uterine lining is too thin to allow implantation, there is no pregnancy. If there is no pregnancy, there is no abortion.

    There’s also no “tiny little fetuses embedded into the womb.” A fertilized egg is called a zygote. When a zygote implants into the uterine wall, it becomes an embryo. Then after eight weeks, it’s a fetus. If for some reason the fetus were to die, the woman would have a miscarriage, it would pass out of her body with blood and tissue. It would not just stay in her uterus forever.

    So yes it’s still bullshit.

  3. Michael Says:

    I share your outrage over the Magdalene children. However, there is a third obvious possibility-that people in the Church are hypocrites, and have gone against official doctrine. Naturally, this isn’t a very surprising hypothesis, since we find it with all people. This is not to excuse the perpetrators, nor Catholic doctrine itself, as it causes much harm, especially in regard to its views on sexual matters. Nonetheless, it does not teach that children should be treated in such a manner.

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