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Pro-aborts spread false claim that bishop said it was ok to rape a woman who had an abortion

"A Spanish Archbishop legitimizes rape for women who have aborted," says the French "Hern Political Blog," in a headline repeated by the website "JOL Press."
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By Matthew Hoffman

By Matthew Hoffman

January 12, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Pro-abortion forces on the internet are engaged in an ongoing campaign accusing a Spanish bishop of legitimizing rape during a sermon denouncing the killing of the unborn.

The homily, which was given by Archbishop Javier Martinez of Granada on December 20, 2009, has only recently attracted the attention of pro-abortion blogs, despite having been posted on YouTube as early as October 2010. 

The words of the bishop, which ringingly denounce the legalization of abortion and the resulting abuse of women, have been inverted by bloggers who claim that the bishop is endorsing, rather than lamenting, such abuse.

“To kill a defenseless child, and that his own mother does it!” said the bishop, adding, “This gives men the absolute license, without limit, to abuse the body of the woman, because she endures the tragedy, and she endures it as if it were a right: the right to live all of her life weighed down by a crime that always leaves traces in the conscience and for which doctors, not psychiatrists nor all of the specialists, know a remedy.”

Supporters of abortion have twisted the archbishop’s explicit condemnation of the abuse of women, suggesting that by saying abortion gives men the “license” to abuse a woman, the bishop literally meant that it is ok to rape a woman who has had an abortion.

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“‘Rape women because they deserve it,’ says Archbishop of Granada,” reads the headline on the web page of leftist blogger Fernando Riveres.

“A Spanish Archbishop legitimizes rape for women who have aborted,” says the French “Hern Political Blog,” in a headline repeated by the website “JOL Press.”

On the English-language “AlterNet,” a user named “WitchJoey” berates the Archbishop in an “open letter” that opines, “Your recent statements In Spain that ‘it is acceptable for a woman to be raped’ are a testament to the filth of the Catholic church hierarchy, and a despicable example of how women-hating trash like you exist without regard by the misguided papal blessings; and the additional shear blindness of the pope himself.”

The vitriol of pro-abortion commentators is also being spilled out on the rest of the speech, in which the archbishop compares abortion to the mass murder committed by Hitler and Stalin during their brutal dictatorships.

“There are few images in history more sad than those that have been offered by our representatives applauding what has finally been converted into a right: the killing of children in the wombs of their mothers. And this they call progress?” said Martinez.

“A law is promulgated that puts thousands of professionals (doctors, nurses) - above all them - in situations very similar to those that must have confronted the doctors or the soldiers under the regimes of Hitler or Stalin, or in any one of the dictatorships that existed in the 20th century.,” said Martinez, adding that abortion is even worse because it is carried out against the “defenseless.”

“It is humanity that retrogresses with this silent genocide that we are invited to, and that now is promoted, genocide that is imposed on certain professionals as if it were an obligation - I repeat: the same type of obligation that the officials in the concentration camps of Auschwitz or Dachau had, in which they could not rebel because they were orders from above,” said the bishop.


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