Pope Francis: My Theology is Still a Garbage Nightmare!

[Content Note: hostility to agency, misogyny]

Lest anyone get any ideas that Pope Francis I respects the rights of uterus-bearers, he made it clear today: fetuses are definitely more important than pregnant people! And he's urging Catholic doctors to make sure they have their priorities straight:

In his comments, Francis denounced today's "throw-away culture" that justifies disposing of lives, and said doctors in particular had been forced into situations where they are called to "not respect life."

"Every child that isn't born, but is unjustly condemned to be aborted, has the face of Jesus Christ, has the face of the Lord," he said.

He urged the gynecologists to abide by their consciences and help bring lives into the world. "Things have a price and can be for sale, but people have a dignity that is priceless and worth far more than things," he said.

Well, unless those people happen to be pregnant, that is. Then their dignity and worth takes a back seat to the "unjustly aborted." And no word on whether pregnant people have the "face of Jesus Christ, the face of the Lord." Maybe if they turn a little more to the right and smile.

There is a connection between poverty and hostility to agency. There is a connection between the right to bodily autonomy and respect for human dignity. As long as you act as if fetuses float in some incubator-spaceship, rather than inside a human person with thoughts, cares, needs and rights, it really doesn't matter how sweetly you deliver your message. It is still misogynistic garbage.

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