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Nine-Year-Old's Abortion Outrages Brazil's Catholic Church - TIME

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  • 9 year-old girl in Brazil is raped and impreganted with twins by her stepfather
  • Family opts to abort, which is only legal in Brazil in cases where the mother was raped or has a health risk.
  • The Brazilian Archbishop responds by stating that the abortion was a crime and was against "God's laws" and then subsequently excommunicates the family.
 

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The family and the doctors who performed the abortion are to be excommunicated.

Descpicable. I've been following the whole sad tale on Pharyngula.
 

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farking hell, does that archbishop have any sense whatsoever???
jeez religion is so complicated.....it makes people do very mean things.
and not to forget that retarded stepfather.....
 

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LOL. fucking LOL with a capital L

now watch iron defend this.

and then LOL even more
 

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Look, ofc it's a horrific tragedy and v difficult for the carrier, but if you accept the proposition that life begins at conception, then you have to accept that the twins have committed no crime themselves and have a right to exist.
 

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Look, ofc it's a horrific tragedy and v difficult for the carrier, but if you accept the proposition that life begins at conception, then you have to accept that the twins have committed no crime themselves and have a right to exist.
And the alternative is that the girl will die after giving birth to twins... what crimes has the girl committed?

(Not really wanting to pick a fight, just want to see where this goes...)

p__D
 

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I dont think that the girl's life was at risk

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Well if medical opinion said that she would certainly die, I would offer that two lives can be better than one. That sort of self-sacrifice would be a beautiful example to the world


/flees to fort
 

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Well if medical opinion said that she would certainly die, I would offer that two lives can be better than one. That sort of self-sacrifice would be a beautiful example to the world


/flees to fort
real wanker tbh.
 

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if you accept the proposition that life begins at conception
That's a pretty big 'if' though. If the 'child' does not even have a partially functional or formed brain, then is its life more important than a currently living fully-formed human being? It's like choosing a plant over a human...
 

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Obviously I meant that it should still be her choice in these circs - just not an easy one
And obviously the Church's over-reaction is completely uncalled for and idiotic. They shouldn't be getting involved, let alone excommunicating the poor kid.
 

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If her life was truely at risk, sure I agree
 

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really stupid in this day and age. what gives a man the right to interfere with other peoples' lives like that?

not god.
 

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Well the step-father should definitely be excommunicated. And imprisoned/executed depending on the law.

The church however should be supporting the child, who has just gone through a horrific experience.
 

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But the Church still has to think of the other children

wont somebody pls!
 

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