I will always carry a fondness in my heart for the Catholic faith, and a (small) part of me will always identify as Catholic though I’ll probably never qualify as a practicing one again.
Not to regurgitate exactly what everyone else is saying, but! First of all…alleged? I get the legal “innocent until proven guilty thing,” so the rapist could be an alleged rapist, but a nine year old girl cannot consent, so she is not an alleged victim, right? If she was pregnant, she was raped.
The fact that the church would have had her carry twins to term and have a C-section because “we consider this murder” just makes me so, so sad. Because what’s best for that little girl doesn’t fucking matter. It shouldn’t take a trained monkey to realize that an abortion would be 1000 times less traumatic than being forced to give birth to her rapist’s twins.