"Declaring that “life must always be protected”, a senior Vatican cleric has defended the Catholic Church’s decision to excommunicate the mother and doctors of a nine-year-old rape victim who had a life-saving abortion in Brazil… The unnamed girl’s mother and doctors were excommunicated for agreeing to Wednesday’s emergency abortion yet the Church has not taken formal steps against the stepfather, who is in custody. Jose Cardoso Sobrinho, the conservative regional archbishop for Pernambuco where the girl was rushed to hospital, has said that the man would not be thrown out of the Church, because although he had allegedly committed “a heinous crime”, the Church took the view that “the abortion, the elimination of an innocent life, was more serious."
Brazil Rocked by Abortion for 9-Year-Old Rape Victim: Church excommunicates mother and doctors—but not accused rapist (via cocknbull)
I just want to repeat the crux of this quote so it’ll sink in: the Catholic church believes that a 9-year-old rape victim getting an abortion is worthy of excommunication but actually raping a 9-year-old is NOT worthy of excommunication.
I was raised Catholic and this shit (aside from not believing in god) is why I don’t practice it anymore.