[quote="tm30, post:3, topic:220544"]
I am deeply troubled by the statements Benedict has made. I understand the theoretical argument that the individual prostitute (male, female, other) is exhibitnig a kernel of morality in considering the health of the other, but even this consideration, in my estimation, is perverted.
I think the more appropriate analogy is this:
**Gangster A puts a mob hit on Gangster B, but in commission of the crime, he shoots him in the back of the head instead of the front, so his mother can have an open casket funeral. **
Can we now say that Gangster A has a moral bone in his body?
**Or, Pregnant Woman X decided to abort her spina bifida child because she did not want it to suffer after birth. **
Can we now say that this abortion has a moral component?
I understand this is the Pope's personal opinion on the matter, and subject to error. But the media will present it as an infallible truth being passed down. This is an incredibly slippery slope.
It seems though, that with each defense that comes from the Vatican, the matter becomes less and less just a Papal opinion.