A 9 year old girl was habitually raped by her stepfather. When she was taken to hospital complaining of severe abdominal pain, it was discovered that she was pregnant with twins. She underwent an emergency abortion in order to save her life.
That global force for good, the Catholic Church, reacted by excommunicating the girl’s mother and the doctors involved but – needless to say – not the rapist. The girl only escaped because the church considers her still a child.
How did the church even find out about the incident in the first place? But more importantly, how could anyone act in such a monstrous fashion? Presumably the mother and doctors now believe they will burn in hell for all eternity. Presumably the daughter now believes it’s her fault that her own mother will burn in hell.
How can any Catholic not stand up in opposition to the Church about this?