Catholic Priest, Linus Clovis, has reiterated the pro-life stand of the Catholic Church, against the backdrop of a recent series of reported rapes including the violation of a ninety-seven year old woman from Mon Repos.
Explaining the stand, Clovis, who is the Spiritual Director of Population Research Institute and Family Life International, indicated that aborting a child in a case of rape would be tantamount to punishing the child for the sins of the father.
According to him : “Does that make sense?”
“We have to remember that the moment that a person is conceived we are talking about a person, a human being, just that the human being is very small,” Clovis asserted.
He felt that what was needed in cases of rape was support for the female who has been violated.
“ We give her first of all, the emotional support, the social support and if necessary, the financial support and help her to heal,” Clovis, who is also the Director of the Secretariat for Family and Life in the Archdiocese of Castries stated.
He said to kill the child is to add another violation to what the woman has already suffered.
“Abortion is not something like pulling out a tooth, because you are touching the very heart of motherhood itself,” he declared.