God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll (archmage) wrote,
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In other news, seems a nine-year-old girl in Brazil was taken to the doctor with stomach pains. It was discovered that she was pregnant with twins. It is alleged that she had been sexually assaulted over a number of years by her stepfather. He tried to escape to another country and has been arrested.

Believe it or not, this is not the part of the story I want you to hear.

Needless to say, due to the young age of the girl, this was a health risk. Abortion is only permitted in Brazil in cases of rape and where the mother's life is at risk and doctors say the girl's case met both these conditions. So, no surprise, right? Apparently, the Church doesn't think so. The Catholic Church tried to intervene to prevent the abortion going ahead. Now, a Church spokesman says all those involved, including the child's mother and the doctors, are to be excommunicated. The child's age keeps her safe from the punishment, but everyone else is out of luck.

Priorities. They ain't got them.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Believe what you choose, and be free to have whatever relationship YOU want to have with YOUR deity...but don't let some organized bunch of blowhards tell you what you should believe, what you should do, or whether you get to be connected to your deity. If any God is real, it won't need a middleman to save your soul.
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