Amidst a constant news cycle trying to spread fear and terror to hurt the economy and Donald Trump, I wish I could write something that takes your mind off of notable current events and talk about something positive. Unfortunately, I found few, if any, stories that are positive that I could write about and, instead, I will write about something that makes my blood boil: the imprisonment of an innocent man as a result of deranged and immoral laws.
Now, before I begin, I would like to mention that Argentina has more decent laws regarding protection of human life than the United States does (I say this both happy that my country of origin is this way and ashamed and appalled that this country dehumanizes the unborn). In Argentina, abortion is largely illegal unless a pregnancy presents a health concern for the mother and/or the pregnancy was the result of rape. Still not great, but better than what we have in the States, with selective abortion and public officials destroying economic relief regarding the Chinese coronavirus so that the biggest genocidal group in the world, Planned Parenthood, can get some tax payer money. However, considering this story, those two exceptions in Argentine abortion law (particularly the second) should be eliminated and abortion made entirely illegal in the Latin American country.
According to BioEdge: “An Argentine court has upheld the criminal conviction of a gynaecologist [sic.] who refused to abort the child of a rape victim in 2017. Dr. Leandro Rodriguez Lastra was sentenced to a 14-month suspended jail term, plus 28 months of disqualification from holding public office. Dr. Rodriguez Lastra will appeal.”
“The victim was a 19-year-old in her fifth month of pregnancy, the result of sexual abuse by a relative. At first she used an abortion drug provided by an NGO. That failed and she was referred to the hospital where Rodriguez Lastra was head of gynecology.”
“The doctor said that abortion posed a risk to both the unborn child and the mother. However, the judges said that the only thing necessary for a legal termination of pregnancy was a formal request from the rape victim. The child was later given up for adoption.”
So some good news, as the child is alive, but it is still ridiculous that the doctor would face criminal penalties for NOT taking another person’s life at the request of another.
If you want to be further outraged, read this:
“Faced with the intersection of so many vulnerabilities, the accused ignored the autonomy of the young woman, giving priority to the reproductive function that she symbolized as a woman, over her dignity, over her right to health and to be informed, accompanied, contained and respected in the process of interrupting the pregnancy, an interruption to which she had a right over any other right or interest… ignoring a woman’s voice, ignoring her vital needs, subjugating reproductive rights, devastating the psyche and enslaving the body in order to force pregnancy after a rape, means denying the victim’s status as a subject of rights and is the incarnation of gender violence in its most painful form.”
Wanna know where this came from? If you thought this was from a feminazi journalist in Argentina lambasting the doctor, I wouldn’t blame you for thinking that. This is a quote from the court’s ruling, from one of the justices presiding over the case.
Yep, the court’s ruling regarding the sentencing of Dr. Lastra sounds exactly like what some SJW, feminazi writer for Vox would put together, but it’s part of an actual legal ruling.
Take note of the language used here. Of course, the original is in Spanish, but the rough translation says it all. They accuse the doctor of ignoring “the autonomy” of the young woman and “giving priority to the reproductive function that she symbolized as a woman.” If the doctor’s intention was to save both the baby and the young woman, which BioEdge said it was, that’s outright SLANDER from the COURT.
First of all, no one has autonomy. We have free will, but that’s different from autonomy. Autonomy means that we are bound by nothing other than ourselves and our own belief systems. That we have the right to choose whatever we want without consequence. That nothing and no one can control us. But if we are autonomous, that means that God is not omnipotent, as He has no control over us, and therefore, is no God at all. The young woman does not have autonomy. She has free will, but not autonomy.
Second, the doctor wasn’t prioritizing the woman as a sex object. That’s actually ridiculous! He was prioritizing the lives of the baby and the mother. He’s not the stereotypical depiction of a man that feminazis have, where he sees women as nothing more than sex objects. He’s not Hollywood and he’s not Bill Clinton; he’s a decent person from what little we know about him.
Third, while I know this was a translation, take a look at the word “interrupt”. The Spanish word for interrupt is “interrumpir”, so they mean the same thing. To “interrumpir” or interrupt, implies a temporary pause and a continuation later down the line. Abortion isn’t an “interruption” of a pregnancy; it’s TERMINATION. It’s MURDER.
The court, especially with that last bit after the ellipsis, makes the doctor out to sound exactly like he was the one who RAPED the young woman. The rapist, not the doctor, ignored the woman’s voice. The rapist, not the doctor, ignored her vital needs. The rapist, not the doctor, subjugated her reproductive rights. The rapist, not the doctor, devastated her psyche and enslaved her body. And yet, they say all these things ABOUT THE DOCTOR WHO REFUSED TO END A KID’S LIFE!
Now, I know what some Leftists might try and yell at me. “Does that mean you don’t care about a woman who was RAPED?!” For which I say: “shut up, you know that’s not the case and you don’t care about the life of a human being, so you have no right to judge me at any capacity.”
Of course I care about the woman who was raped. I feel sorry for her. She’s a victim of a horrendous injustice here. However, abortion is not a solution by any stretch of the imagination. Do you know what abortion in this circumstance does? Validates the rapist’s actions. The young woman was raped by a relative. Said relative could rape her again or someone else entirely. Eliminating the life of the child not only is actual murder, as it is scientifically undeniable that the child is alive in the womb, but allows for evidence of the rape to be eliminated as well, leaving the relative free to rape once again.
A DNA test would prove the child is the relative’s, thus proving the rape, and would throw the guy in jail. Eliminating the child means eliminating the evidence and that means allowing the rapist to walk free. How exactly is that a better alternative? If the young mother doesn’t want the child, give it up for adoption, as she ultimately did, thankfully.
But don’t seek out an abortion. A doctor who refuses to eliminate proven life in the womb should not be punished for DOING THE RIGHT THING. Abortion is never the answer because abortion will never not be murder.
It is despicable that a doctor who only thought of doing the right thing, certainly in the eyes of God, would be considered as doing evil in the eyes of the government. It is despicable that he should face any sort of punishment for NOT ending someone’s life.
I hope and pray that the doctor’s appeal is successful and he does not have to suffer any more than he has for doing the right thing.
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap; if we do not give up.”
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