SICILY, Dec 15 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The proposed forced abortion of a mentally disabled 13-year-old in Italy has brought not only the condemnation of the Church as reported by LifeSite Monday but also numerous offers to save the baby.
The Noto diocese in which the girl, Laura, lives has offered to take economic responsibility to help Laura and her baby in any way for as long as necessary. Zenit News reports that the “Oasis of Mary Most Holy” of Troina, a center for the care of handicapped and mentally ill persons has offered to help, and the diocesan office for Health Pastoral Care of Catania offers ‘thousands of arms ready to open to her and the little one.’” Furthermore operators of the residential home where Laura currently resides have expressed their pleasure in having Laura and her child remain with them.
The child is in the care of a her doctor, Ignazio Rufino, a second legal guardian who advises that she should abort the child even against her will. The Church has questioned the government’s transfer of guardianship from the first appointed (pro-life) guardian to the current guardian. Antonio Guidi, former Minister of Family Affairs, has requested an investigative commission to look into this matter.
See Monday’s related LifeSite story at:
Vatican Condemns Proposed Forced Abortion for 13-Year Old in Italy