Brazilian abortion excommunication case
This is not the first time Archbishop Jose Cardoso Sobrinho of Olinda e Recife has vigoursly defended innocent human life in his particular church. I blogged about him in January 2008 regarding his firm stance against distributions of "morning after" pills.
As for the perpetrator of the rape, there isn't a mine shaft deep enough on this earth for him. Purely personal opinion, that.
*I found out later, the doctors actually aborted twins. Miserere nobis, Domine.