A nine-year-old girl has had an abortion after becoming pregnant with twins, it was claimed today.
The child, who lives in Brazil, was allegedly raped by her stepfather.
He has since been arrested by police and has been in jail since last week.
Despite doctors judging that the pregnancy posed a serious risk to the girl's health, the procedure was strongly opposed by the Catholic church.
Abortions are illegal in Brazil though judges can make exceptions if the pregnancy is judged to be a risk to the mother's health.
Fatima Maia, director of the hospital where the abortion was performed, said the child weighed five-and-a-half stone.
'She is very small. Her uterus doesn't have the ability to hold one, let alone two children,' she added.
However, a lawyer for the Archdiocese of Olinda and Recife, claimed the pregnancy should have gone ahead,
'It's the law of God: Do not kill. We consider this murder,' Marcio Miranda told a Brazilian newspaper.
He added that the child should have carried the babies to term and had a Caesarean section.
There are more Catholics in Brazil then any other country in the world.
And this isn't even one of my period enduce rants it's just a rant for rants sake.
SHE'S NINE!!!Not to mention she was raped by her stepfather, but she should have carried the children anyway and risked her own life? Catholics are ridiculous. So lets just have a hypothetical and say she had the children but died in the process, that's OK cause it's the "Law of God" not to kill?? But she was just turned into a martyer so her children can live? without a mother or father? that's a great plan. Give me a break