Controversial abortion case still divides opinion in Brazil

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The 2009 case of a nine-year-old girl pregnant with twins after being raped by her stepfather divided public opinion.
Aglaé de Chalus, Recife, Brazil

December 14, 2016

The Archbishop of Recife shocked the world seven years ago when he announced the excommunication of the mother of a nine-year-old girl who had an abortion after being raped by her stepfather. Despite divisions, Pope Francis’ calls for mercy have reassured and reconciled.

“How could I forget?” says Maria José Gomes, a counselor at a center for children and adolescents in Alagoinhas. Th small town in Pernambouc is 200 km from Recife, the capital of the Brazilian state Nordeste

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Source: International La Croix (Editor's Note: A good article despite the source)