The Vatican has decided to weigh in on the excommunication of the child rape victim’s mother and doctors in Brazil:
A senior Vatican cleric has defended the excommunication of the mother and doctors of a nine-year-old girl who had an abortion in Brazil after being raped.
Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, head of the Catholic church’s Congregation for Bishops, told the daily La Stampa on Saturday that the twins the girl had been carrying had a right to live.
"It is a sad case but the real problem is that the twins conceived were two innocent persons, who had the right to live and could not be eliminated," he said.
And as usual, being angry at a group that is so misogynistic it would force a nine year old child to carry a pregnancy to term if the state didn’t interfere is “unjustified”:
Re, who also heads the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, added: "Life must always be protected, the attack on the Brazilian church is unjustified."
Unless the life in need of protection is indisputably female, then it is unworthy of protection.
The girl’s rapist, said to be her stepfather who’s currently in jail, will not be expelled:
He also said the accused stepfather would not be expelled from the church. Although the man allegedly committed "a heinous crime … the abortion – the elimination of an innocent life – was more serious".
It frakking boggles the mind that trying to save a child’s life due to a crime committed against the child by an adult is “more serious” than the “heinous crime” of raping a child.