A 9 year old Brazilian girl was pregnant with twins, which for someone her age is life-threatening. Her step-father reportedly is responsible for the rape. Her mother took her to the doctor and she got an abortion.
Catholic authorities have excommunicated her mother and her doctors. They have not, however, excommunicated her rapist step-dad, who is now in jail.
Abortion to save the life of a child = Murder! Excommunication!
Rape and incest of a 9 year old = eh.
Nice work, Catholic Church. Inspiring really.
Doctors in the northeastern city of Recife performed the abortion on Wednesday after deciding that the girl could have died if her pregnancy with twins was allowed to continue. According to media reports, the girl was nearly four months pregnant.
The Catholic Church’s archbishop for the area criticized the decision as against “the law of God” and excommunicated her mother, the doctors and other people involved in the abortion.
…”As doctors, we could not allow a girl of 9 to suffer like this or until she paid with her own life,” [her doctor] said.
…Globo reported police as saying that the stepfather had been arrested and had admitted sexually abusing the girl since she was 6 years old.
From the AP:
Fatima Maia, director of the public university hospital where the abortion was performed, said the 15-week-old pregnancy posed a serious risk to the 80-pound (36-kilogram) girl.
“She is very small. Her uterus doesn’t have the ability to hold one, let alone two children,” Maia told the Jornal do Brasil newspaper.
But Marcio Miranda, a lawyer for the Archdiocese of Olinda and Recife in northeastern Brazil, said the girl should have carried the twins to term and had a cesarean section.
“It’s the law of God: Do not kill. We consider this murder,” Miranda said in comments reported by O Globo.
So withholding this abortion from this child, which could have killed her and the fetuses, would not also be murder? I mean, if a someone were to deliberately impede someone seeking life saving medical intervention, and that person died as a result, is that not also murder?
Oh, I forgot. The 9 year old was female. According to Catholic extremists, her life is worthless, and she deserves to die while birthing her own half-siblings as a result of rape-incest. My bad for thinking she was a worthwhile human being with rights.
This is what the Pro-Life movement is working for in America. Can’t wait!