Rape and excommunication (266)

A follow-up to a story mentioned this past Thursday:

The nine-year-old rape victim, pregnant with twins, was granted an abortion this past Thursday.

The local Catholic archbishop, Jose Cardoso Sobrinho, responded by excommunicating the girl’s mother and the doctors who performed the abortion.

The Church declined to excommunicate the stepfather who raped the girl (and who is suspected of raping her sister as well), noting that ‘He committed a serious crime, but . . . there are many other serious sins. Abortion is more serious.’

Here’s a Google-translated (from the Portuguese) link to the Globo story.

This is a link to BBC News coverage; note further links to the right of the main story.


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I teach political science and bioethics as an adjunct at a CUNY school.
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