Here is some proof that religious idiocy is not limited to the middle east:
"A Brazilian archbishop says all those who helped a child rape victim secure an abortion are to be excommunicated from the Catholic Church. The girl, aged nine, who lives in the north-eastern state of Pernambuco, became pregnant with twins. It is alleged that she had been sexually assaulted over a number of years by her stepfather. The excommunication applies to the child's mother and the doctors involved in the procedure."
Anyone with any sense knows that an attempt to carry the pregnancy to term would have caused the girl to die horribly, while failing to save the babies.
Note that there is no mention of the rapist being excommunicated.
The rot is not confined to South America. The Vatican supports their position. Somebody needs to read what is written in Luke 10:25-37.