March 06, 2009

Rage-inducing story of the day

This is really upsetting and horrifying:

A Brazilian archbishop says all those who helped a child rape victim secure an abortion are to be excommunicated from the Catholic Church.

The girl, aged nine, who lives in the north-eastern state of Pernambuco, became pregnant with twins.

It is alleged that she had been sexually assaulted over a number of years by her stepfather.

The full story here. The archbishop told press that "the law of God was above any human law."

Is it also the law of God to force a child to suffer? I really don't understand how someone could blindly impose religious doctrine in a situation like this. I would be interested to hear other people's thoughts.

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