A Roman Catholic archbishop says the abortion of twins carried by a 9-year-old girl who allegedly was raped by her stepfather means excommunication for the girl's mother and her doctors.
Abortion is generally illegal in Brazil, which is home to more Catholics than any other nation. But the procedure is allowed when the mother's life is in danger, when the fetus has no chance of survival or in rape cases where the woman has not passed her 20th week of pregnancy.
I actually have a few questions...
1. Do you agree in this instance ex-communication is the right call? Why?
2. Why not the judge who allowed the exception too?
3. Isn't this tragedy EXACTLY the kind of time the religious community should be supporting this family; banding together; rather than casting them out?
Any other thoughts about this case?
I'm not catholic & so don't know these answers; I'm trying to ask this as respectfully as possible...
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