Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer
President, Human Life International
Dear Fr. Euteneuer,
There is no shortage of sinners in the story of the nine-year-old Brazilian girl who received an abortion: there's the little girl who had the unholy procedure; the doctors who advised her to abort the baby citing her smallness; and the OBY/GYN who actually performed the abortion. Thankfully, the Holy Catholic Church punished each of these sinners by excommunicating them.
But there is also a hero in this sad story. He's the one person who was not excommunicated for the part he played in the scandal. I'm referring to the father of both the little girl and her aborted child.
Yes, I know most people consider him to be a monster for impregnating his nine-year-old daughter, but they're also the same people who are disgusted with the Church for excommunicating everyone but him. I think we can change their minds, and by doing so, gain their support for the work you're doing for the Church. All we need to do, is promote him as a hero of the anti-contraception movement.
Inasmuch as he impregnated his daughter, it's obvious that he accepts the Pope's teachings on contraception (I suspect that's why he wasn't excommunicated--what other explanation could there be?). You need to exploit that and use his fame to your advantage.
Think about it. He could be the "Joe the Plumber" of the anti-contraception movement. The compelled conception folks would love a man who refused to violate God's law by wearing a condom when he raped his young daughter. He's already obviously a hit with the clergy.