Try getting your head around this, and at the same time, be prepared to feel utter revulsion at some point here.
Some scum-bag in Brazil rapes his nine-year old step-daughter and she becomes pregnant (with twins)
It turns-out said scum-bag, had also been touching-up her intellectually handicapped sister as well, and has a prior record of child molestation.
The scum-bag flees, upon capture says “sorry God” and he is forgiven by local The Catholic Church.
The nine-year olds mother (remember this is a friggin’ nine year old here, peoples and clearly too young to make her own decisions) is advised by doctors, proceeding with the pregnancy would endanger both her daughters and the children’s lives, and possibly render her sterile.
Not to mention the ignominy of carrying her abusers children.
The Catholic Church in Brazil, with the backing of Rome, excommunicates the victims mum and those associated with the abortion process.
By default The Catholic Church in effect punishes the young victim as well, by making her mother a ‘social leper’.
Now imagine a world, where The Catholic Church was accorded the role as the sole arbitrators of ‘right and wrong’?
It would be like twisted movie, scripted by George Orwell, produced by George Romero, shoot on black and white film.
Rapists would walk free, providing they showed enough contriteness.
Nine year victims would die in labour, and likely also her children in the whole messy process (frankly the thought of a nine year old giving birth, physically sickens me)The victim and her family and the doctors concerned would be excommunicated and ostracized from society.Twisted stuff.
This has to be the best advert for secular society I’ve heard in a long time.