isn't this a better situation for them, as opposed to continuing to have to live beneath the subjugation of an authority who self-admittedly decides that "the abortion, the elimination of an innocent life, was more serious" than the 3-years and counting repetitive rape of what was once an innocent six year old girl by someone whom the church continues to prefer as a congregant than a mother and doctor who would act to save that now-9-year-old girl's life.
the "will of god" is a dangerous thing to try to declare. some, like the catholic bishops insisting that pedophile rapists are more worthy in the eyes of their religion than mothers who would do whatever needed to be done to save the life of their innocent 9 year old child, seem to be without doubt. others, like the doctor who feels himself called by his faith, his training and his skill, to act to save the life of one of god's innocents, see things just a little bit more three-dimensionally. and i say thank god for them that they do.
whichever way it is, i can't help but feel that the doctor and the mother and everyone else who believes as they do that the life of this nine year old girl is their responsibility and privilege (brother/sister/daughter's keeper and all that) to serve their idea of god to save is far better off expelled from such a church than remaining part of it, and, through being that part of it, complicit in the dogmatic math that would side with pedophile rapists ahead of the children they defile.
watch the news for the next shoe, as "one of the doctors involved in the abortion, rivaldo albuquerque, has raised the prospect of public clashes at his local church, telling globo, the nation's main tv network, that he would keep going to mass there, regardless of the archbishop's order".
i respect his stand, but i surely feel that he and everyone else would be better off simply taking the invitation to leave, and, by example, leading others of like mind to do the same. maybe then these corrupt and evil men, who wink at pedophilia and rape while persecuting those who would save the life of one of their victims, might lose the standing by which they afflict this world with their craven depravity.