I really have no other words for the catholic church after reading this:
A 9-year-old girl who was carrying twins, allegedly after being raped by her stepfather, underwent an abortion Wednesday despite complaints from Brazil’s Roman Catholic church.
Fatima Maia, director of the public university hospital where the abortion was performed, said the 15-week-old pregnancy posed a serious risk to the 80-pound girl.
“She is very small. Her uterus doesn’t have the ability to hold one, let alone two children,” Maia told the Jornal do Brasil newspaper.
But Marcio Miranda, a lawyer for the Archdiocese of Olinda and Recife in northeastern Brazil, said the girl should have carried the twins to term and had a cesarean section.
As hideous and loathsome as the church’s response is, it doesn’t come as a total surprise — enabling child abuse is all in a day’s work for these sanctimonious creeps.
UPDATE: Thought it couldn’t get any sicker? The BBC has a few more details, which I am too filled with blind red screaming rage to even comment on. Here:
Police believe that the girl at the centre of the case had been sexually abused by her step-father since she was six years old.
He is also suspected of abusing the girl’s physically handicapped older sister who is now 14.
The Catholic Church tried to intervene to prevent the abortion going ahead but the procedure was carried out on Wednesday.
Now a Church spokesman says all those involved, including the child’s mother and the doctors, are to be excommunicated.
GAHHH!!! UPDATE: Money quote:
Gomes Sobrinho, who belongs to the most conservative sector within the Brazilian Roman Catholic Church, said those who have been excommunicated will not be allowed to take communion or to receive other sacraments, although they may yet avoid going to hell.
Drink. I need a drink.
“Un-fucking-believable” Update: Speaks for itself:
Nothing about the little girl.
Calling these people “rotten shit-eating scum” is an insult to all rotten shit-eating scum.
FRIDAY PSA-itude: Right here.