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Pope Benedict XVI and the Catholic Church have come out with the definitive pronouncement on the case of the 9-year-old Brazilian girl who was raped by her stepfather and underwent a therapeutic abortion: the Ob/Gyn who performed the abortion and the parent who consented, still totally excommunicated.
Apparently, the Catholic Sky Fairy wanted to make sure you didn't get the wrong impression from the Brazilian bishops who overturned the original excommunication or from Monsignor Rino Fisichella's gentle criticism of insensitivity.
So the Catholic Sky Fairy told the Pope to tell you that a therapeutic abortion constitutes a grave offense that does irreparable harm to the whole of society.
In other words, formal cooperation in emptying the uterus of products of conception constitutes a grave offense punishable by excommunication. On the other hand, allowing a 9-year-old kid to die a slow and painful death constitutes a whimsical gaffe, free of repercussions, one sanctioned by the Catholic Sky Fairy as an invaluable benefit to the whole of society.
No wonder President Obama recently explicitly expressed his commitment to Pope Pope Benedict XVI to reducing the number of abortions and to listen to the Church's concerns on moral issues. Withholding needed medical treatment from little kids and allowing them to drop dead prematurely in droves under the watchful eye of the Catholic church will go a long way towards insuring there will be fewer sexually mature people around capable of becoming pregnant. Brilliant plan if you ask me.