And sticks it to little 9-year-old girls who get raped by their stepfathers. But so what? There’s primitive, barbaric 1200-year-old Doctrine to uphold!:
In a tucked away “clarification” published on page 7 of a recent edition of L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican produced a document that unequivocally confirmed automatic excommunication for anyone involved in an abortion – even in such a situation as dire as the Brazilian case. It settles any questions about the absolute nature of Church doctrine on the matter of abortion – but could potentially reignite the PR firestorm. [...]
…”We have laws, we have a discipline, we have a doctrine of the faith,” the official says. “This is not just theory. And you can’t start backpedaling just because the real-life situation carries a certain human weight.” Benedict makes it ever more clear that his strict approach to doctrine will remain a central pillar to his papacy, bad publicity be damned.
No, for the sake of whatever hateful god these heartless, mindless, shit-eating monsters offer their spittle-flecked prayers to, no backpedaling on the cruel and obsolete doctrine that’s allowed them to hold sway over the lives of so many for so long. Not even when “the real-life situation carries a certain human weight” — like about 80 lbs, the size of the 9-year-old girl who the church in all its wisdom deems far less important than the 5 ounces of non-sentient tissue that was growing inside her, without her consent, planted there by the most heinous means imaginable.
Even more nauseatingly, there will be no shortage of vicious scum who defend this odious pronouncement and the perverse and wretched “doctrine” it upholds.
(h/t A Creative Revolution)