"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

The pregnant 9 year old Brazilian girl.

Pregnant with twins.
When you hear stories like this, abortion doesn't seem so terrible after all. Especially if you happen to be an ardent secularist, with no religion of consequence. I'm pro-life and Roman Catholic, and this case angers, baffles, and sickens me. Nevertheless, I can understand why people like to say abortion should be a choice, even when they want to force it upon a vulnerable little girl.
The girl in question is a little 9 year old in Recife, Brazil; She had been repeatedly sexually assaulted by her stepfather, for just under a dollar a throw; She became pregnant with twins, which doctors claim she cannot carry to term because her skeletal structure is not mature enough to support such a pregnancy. And now it appears she is being forced to face the choice of abortion. Our sinful humanity cries out, "Why not?" She came from horrible poverty, deprivation, and repeated sexual abuse, an experience she held in common with her 14 year old disabled sister. Who would even want to live, much less bring two more babies into that kind of life?
Yes, these are horrible, faithless, damnable thoughts. Thoughts a Christian must get behind himself - as when Christ rebuked Peter. It is so easy to think as faithless human beings and not as God does. Being human, I admit I just don't understand...
At Mass, I noted three little boys, one at a time, as they approached Our Lady's statue, lighting candles and kneeling, looking up to the Virgin's face, their lips moving in prayer. They reminded me of myself at their respective ages; 6, maybe 7, and possibly 10 or 12. I prayed in my heart with them and for them, "Please Blessed Mother, please do not let anything bad happen to them, do not let them ever be molested or harmed, do not let them sin - do not abandon them, not to themselves or to anyone who can harm them." I know what it is like to have your life literally screwed - I never want that to happen to anyone else - ever.
Photo: Taken from a Spanish blog with a similar story from Honduras.


  1. These too are my constant , and continual prayers whenever I meet children or a teen. I have such a pain in my heart for these children - a pain that I feel not for myself ,but one that I carry for others.
    We can take comfort in knowing that Christ waits to heal these children . God is just, and he can make things right again.


  2. Ter, prayed the DM chaplet for you today even before I read this post.

    As for the little girl - that man should be castrated and then thrown in prison where the population will make short work of him. However...

    Even if she were given an abortion it still does not erase the fact her innocence was taken from her, it does not make her "unpregnant", it does not make the hands of time go back to a better day. And where the he** is her mother in this mess??????!!!!

    I pray Our Lady holds her close. St. Gianna, pray for her.

  3. Thanks Angela and you too Belinda.

    I appreciate the chaplet so much Angie. I had to post this however, and yes, I understand without understanding.

    I trust God and pray for little kids born to ignorant, destitute people who seem to breed like cockroaches in the worlds slums - to be used, abused, and exploited at will. I know the evil of abortion only increases these crimes.

    Real evil can be so overwhelming without faith, hope, and charity, and prayer.

  4. Anonymous7:59 PM

    I pray that all the time for my own sons, and for all children. When my boys (now in their 20s) were baptized, I laid them on the altar in front of the tabernacle and asked Jesus and Mary to watch over them throughout their life, because at that time I wasn't sure I'd be a decent Mom. As the saying goes, "it's a jungle out there", and I'm thankful to the Lord and His Blessed Mother that they are answering those prayers every day. As Jesus said, apart from Him we can do nothing. As we look around us, we can see the results of those who actually try, and it's a mess. May God keep us ever close to Him is my constant prayer for my family and everyone else.

  5. Terry, I understand.


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