Old priests with long bears with a life in celibate suddenly decided to tell women what they should do with the bodies. The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church has introduced the Day of “Unborn child” in order to solve the demographic problem of Greece, protect the life of fetuses and make its position on abortions clear.
In a circular distributed on 9. July 2019, the Holy Synod said that the Day of ‘Unborn Child” will be celebrated on the first Sunday after Christmas.
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KTG understands that the Holy Synod decision follows an initiative by a movement called “Let Me Live.”
“With feelings of joy and gratitude, we welcomed the decision of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece to establish the first Sunday after Christmas as a day devoted to the protection of life of the Unborn Child, the movement said in a press release.
“Our movement, “Let Me Live”, faithful to the Word of the Gospel and to the Tradition of Our Orthodox Church, proclaims the truth that the unborn child is a human being, a God image, of extreme concealment, and strives to protect his life without terms and conditions,” the statement adds
It should be reminded that abortions are legal in Greece.
The Penal Code in Article 304 allows the abortion (artificial interruption of pregnancy) only with the consent of the pregnant woman and only by an obstetrician-gynecologist doctor with the participation of an anesthesiologist at an organized nursing unit in the following cases:
Within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy in any case.
Within the first 24 weeks, if there are indications of severe embryo abnormality inducing the birth of a newborn.
Within the first 19 weeks, if pregnancy is the result of rape, seduction of a minor, incest or abuse of a woman unable to resist.
Without a time limit, if there is an inevitable risk to the pregnant woman’s life or the risk of serious and permanent harm to her physical or mental health.
PS Instead of trying to solve Greece’s demographic problem with special days dedicated to “‘unborn children” the Greek orthodox Church could come down closer to earth and support sexual education in schools to avoid unwanted pregnancies and abortions.
But when Christian-Talibans are on the March, there is nothing left but prayers…
BTW I have never heard of such a movement like “let me live.”
I applaud this decision made by The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church. I believe abortion is always wrong.
And I believe that what a woman does with her own body is none of your (or anyone else’s) business.