This is horrible (emphasis added in all cases):
RIO DE JANEIRO – 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.
“It’s the law of God: Do not kill. We consider this murder,” Miranda said in comments reported by O Globo.
The girl’s life is being threatened, as well as having been raped, and yet someone would rather that the girl DIE instead of have an abortion. Better be prepared to thank a “pro-lifer” when this happens differently. How is this “pro-life”?
Hat tip to Forever in Hell.
Update: The people involved have been excommunicated.