Apparently, it wasn’t only a Brazilian archbishop who thought that saving a raped nine year-old’s life by aborting two embryos that she was too small to carry to term was a reprehensible act:
A senior Vatican cleric has defended the excommunication of the mother and doctors of a nine-year-old girl who had an abortion in Brazil after being raped.
Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, head of the Catholic church’s Congregation for Bishops, told the daily La Stampa on Saturday that the twins the girl had been carrying had a right to live.
"It is a sad case but the real problem is that the twins conceived were two innocent persons, who had the right to live and could not be eliminated," he said.
While this is an excellent opportunity to expose the stupidity of the pro-life position that the Church backs, it is yet a painfully stupid position, and is still a ridiculously powerful organization, that may be institutionally insane.