A bit of common sense

By Amanda Marcotte
Friday, June 27, 2008 16:18 EDT
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Good news, if you can call anything “good” after all this girl has been through: An 11-year-old Romanian girl who was previously denied an abortion after her uncle raped her will now be allowed to abort, at 21 weeks. (Would have been earlier if the authorities hadn’t dithered out of base misogyny.) Hopefully she’ll be able to proceed without further delay and start the healing process.

I found this sentence tellling:

Some 20 Christian Orthodox groups had threatened to press charges if the girl was allowed to abort the foetus.

Because apparently, the church owns the bodies of all women, young and old, even if they never noticed their existence before. Lovely.

Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a freelance journalist born and bred in Texas, but now living in the writer reserve of Brooklyn. She focuses on feminism, national politics, and pop culture, with the order shifting depending on her mood and the state of the nation.
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