Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Gifts That Keep On Giving

Following up on the weekend's "Zygote Appreciation Day," the local paper reports on the Monsignor's sermon as if it were a presidential address. (Spoiler Alert! He thinks abortion is bad.) He reminds us all that an unwanted pregnancy is un regalo divino - a divine gift. It never ceases to amaze us how often God favors poor, undereducated teenagers with his gifts, though we wonder if perhaps they might prefer a gift certificate to Palacio de Hierro instead.

The article helpfully notes that, in Querétaro, there are on average 7,000 pregnancies a year that are classified as "high risk," with 500 of those being teenage girls. But those girls must be getting pretty decent care, otherwise we wouldn't been the Teen Mom capital of Mexico.

Of course, whenever we hear someone like the Monsignor refer to abortion as "taking the easy way out" (hay queretanas que toman la “salida fácil”), we think, well, there's a guy who's never been involved in one. Then we remember he's a Catholic priest, so it's not entirely out of the question - so maybe he's just callous.

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