A scandal involving the Catholic Church and the medical profession has reared its ugly head in Brazil.
A nine year old girl (yes,nine years old...) had been sexually abused repeatedly by her stepfather and as a result became pregnant with twins. Due to her young age and the circumstances of her pregnancy, an abortion was performed by a team of doctors. In the eyes of Brazilian law the procedure was legal. In the eyes of the Catholic church it was not. I am not here to debate the legality of abortion, I believe it is something that is private and should not have to involve the law or government.
The local diocese condemned the procedure and threatened to ex communicate the medical team. The local bishop declared that the abortion was worse than the rape..UNBELIEVABLE!!!