The case of the pregnant 9-year-old was shocking enough. But it was the response of the Catholic Church that infuriated many Brazilians. Archibishop Jose Cardoso Sobrinho of the coastal city of Recife announced that the Vatican was excommunicating the family of a local girl who had been raped and impregnated with twins by her stepfather, because they had chosen to have the girl undergo an abortion. The Church excommunicated the doctors who performed the procedure as well. "God's laws," said the archbishop, dictate that abortion is a sin and that transgressors are no longer welcome in the Roman Catholic Church. "They took the life of an innocent," Sobrinho told TIME in a telephone interview. "Abortion is much more serious than killing an adult. An adult may or may not be an innocent, but an unborn child is most definitely innocent. Taking that life cannot be ignored."Click HERE for the full story.
Now here's my say..
I really do not think that the RCC's decision to try to stop the abortion was correct. Especially excommunicating the nine year old child including her mother and others who were involved. Yes, I agree that abortion is a crime. But she's just a child. And she did not want that to happen. Continuing the babies [twins] would just leave her a big scar [a bad remembrance of the rape incident]. Also her body is not yet ready for pregnancy. Her hips are still immature for a baby. And according to doctors it would be dangerous. What more with a twin. She's too young for it and she's too young to take care of the babies.
Its not that I am pro abortion. I just do not like the RCC interfering the lives of others. The RCC's attempt to stop the abortion and excommunicating the parties involved is very 'unjust' for me. The RCC should just let the child or the mother or the doctors who knew better than the RCC to decide what's right for the rape victim. It looks like the RCC is trying to control the life of the child and this is bad. The Church is taking away the freedom of the rape victim to choose what is better for her.
Lastly, I say that the RCC's leaders are hypocrites. They are teaching their believers to go on and multiply yet they themselves are not allowed or can't multiply. WTH. :p
Let's support our Reproductive Health Bill (HB 4110).