Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Ugly Face of Catholicism in Brazil

A nine year old girl was raped by her stepfather. She became pregnant with twins. Although abortion is illegal in Brazil, an exception was made and she had one at 15 weeks. Guess who objected to the abortion and felt the need to speak out? That's right, the Catholic Church.
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 Caesarean section.

"It's the law of God: Do not kill. We consider this murder," Miranda said in comments reported by O Globo.
What about the little rape victim? He has no problem making a 9 year old go through a pregnancy brought on by rape, and then forcing her to have a major operation. She doesn't matter. Saving potential children is more important than than her life, according to the church in Brazil.

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