In the discussion thread: 9-Year-Old Catholic Raped, Excommunicated for Abortion; Rapist Still Catholic [View all]
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Thu May 24, 2012, 11:22 AM
pnwmom (48,782 posts)
3. This 3 year old story was false then and is still false. Why are you posting it?
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The 9 year old victim was never ex-communicated, and no one ever claimed she had been.
An Archbishop had claimed that the adults (the doctors and the girl's mother) had been automatically excommunicated (just by their actions, not by a Church action), but the Bishops decided that was not true.
AFP - Brazilian bishops have said the excommunication of the mother and doctors of a nine-year-old girl who had an abortion after being raped was wrong and would not be applied.
The National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB) decided Thursday that the child's mother acted "under pressure from the doctors" who said the girl, pregnant with twins, would die if she carried the babies to term.
The body's secretary-general, Dimas Lara Barbosa, told reporters the mother therefore could not be excommunicated. "We must take the circumstances into consideration," he said.
As for the doctors, there was no clear case that they should be expelled from the church either, he said contrary to the position taken by archbishop Jose Cardoso Sobrinho, who last week announced the excommunications.
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This 3 year old story was false then and is still false. Why are you posting it?
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