So Here's One of My Major Issues With Teh Church
The Roman Catholic Church has the potential to be a force for good. I really believe that. But then their agents go and do stupid $#17 like this.
A girl is abused by her stepfather and conceives twins in a uterus that could not contain either.
The logical outcome of allowing this pregnancy to proceed is pain and death for the girl, and the death of both kids.
Doctors save one of those lives by performing a simple procedure, an abortion, availble in strongly Catholic Brazil only in cases of a) rape, and b) threat to the life of the mother, both conditions the girl met.
The reaction of The Roman Catholic Stupid-to-the-nth-Power-for-Christ Archbishop in the area? Excommunicate everyone involved. Cut them off from their spiritual support when they made what should have been an easy choice: To save a life.
And why? Because "life is sacred." Just not, apparently, the lives of nine-year-old rape victims.
Yeah, she was nine. Didn't I mention that?