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  •  It all has to do with a verse... (1+ / 0-)
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    Sanctimonious Purist

    ...in one of the Epistles.

    "Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety." -- 1 Timothy 2:15

    Whether or not a woman survives childbirth or not is seen as God's judgment. Never mind the scientific observations of Dr. Lister and those who have come after him, that's irrelevant. Never mind conditions that have medical causes and treatments like ectopic pregnancy and pre-eclampsia.

    Childbirth is the acid test of a woman's faith. If a woman dies during childbirth, it's god "calling her home" due to insufficient faith or flaws in her behavior. She may be saved, but only "like one snatched from the flames." Or she will be damned if she is sufficiently wicked. (Or sufficiently willful.)

    There are people in this country who actually believe this dark-ages crap. And they hold far too much power in this country.

    Health care should not be a privilege for the few, but a human right for all.

    by Pris from LA on Fri Feb 04, 2011 at 02:12:09 PM PST

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