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Catholic Church blasts 9-yr-old rape victim, family for abortion

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posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 05:31 PM
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Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
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They excommunicated the girl but not the rapist -what kind of sick,twisted logic is that?

WHY do you people continue to LIE about this story?
THE GIRL WAS NOT EXCOMMUNICATED:

www.time.com...

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




Oh sorry- EDIT

They excommunicated the family of the girl but not the rapist -what kind of sick,twisted logic is that?




posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 08:20 PM
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The UK Independent newspaper has good article on this:

Independent

The article states, "The case has set off fierce debate in Brazil, where abortion is permitted only in cases of rape or a medical emergency."

So why excommunicate the family if it is allowed? Have I missed something? Surely this case would qualify as both?



posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 09:07 PM
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So why excommunicate the family if it is allowed? Have I missed something? Surely this case would qualify as both?

First of all, Brazilian law allows abortion in the case of rape. That has nothing to do with the church. The church excommunicates, not the government.
The church's precepts have nothing to do with government precepts. That is the "separation of church and state" that people scream about.
Second, as I have stated in several posts above, abortion is a cause for excommunication. The family member that authorized the abortion was acting as the spokesperson for the unfortunate nine year old, and was responsible for the abortion.
Excommunication is not equivalent to sin. Rape is a sin, as it murder, theft, etc. Only certain sins result in excommunication. It has nothing to do with whether the church condemns rape, which it does. It is similar to ATS's T & C, where some violations merely result in removal of a thread, and point losses, whereas others result in immediate banning.
The stepfather is in jail, as he should be.
People that don't understand the church's stance are making false claims and assumptions regarding the church's stance on this issue.
Again, excommunication is not an issue that non-Catholics should be concerned with, just as non-ATS members should not be concerned if an ATS member is banned for breaking a T & C of ATS.
Of course, that lack of understanding of church law seems to be an excuse for all of the religion haters to come out and slew their trash at religion. It is ironic, indeed, that those that blame religion of all bad behavior in the world., are themselves guilty of such behavior.
The church is protecting the life of the unborn, as well as the life of the born, including this 9 year old. The church's stance has always been that in the case of a potential birth, everything must be done to save both the mother AND the child(ren). They are being consistent, even in this case.



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