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Santo Domingo.- “Everything possible to save the girl should be done, without the need to perform a direct abortion," Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez said yesterday, referring to a 16 year-old pregnant girl whose leukemia treatment has been held on fear of fatally affecting the fetus.

"Her situation can be saved, but we don’t agree with performing an abortion directly. The most one can do is try to save the girl, but if the child dies as a result, we haven’t killed the child directly," the prelate said after a mass at Santo Domingo’s Cathedral.

The reaction from Dominican Republic's only Cardinal comes one day after prominent priest Luis Rosario also favored saving the girl’s life, and as a heated nationwide debate surged over the adolescent’s dilemma on the Constitution’s “Right to Life” ban on abortion.

Doctors at the Semma Medical Center began chemotherapy treatment on the adolescent early Tuesday.

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Written by: foresthill, 25 Jul 2012 11:09 AM
From: Dominican Republic
The most one can do is try to save the girl, but if the child dies as a result, we haven’t killed the child directly," the prelate said after a mass at Santo Domingo’s Cathedral.

Stupidty regins high in the Catholic shurch especially with this outspoken Cardinal idiot, now he is a judge and jury.
Written by: BASTA, 25 Jul 2012 11:44 AM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
ooops
Written by: BASTA, 25 Jul 2012 11:44 AM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
Nice hat, jerk. Get out of the 16th century.
Written by: RoyStone, 25 Jul 2012 5:48 PM
From: Australia
Since the age of consent in the Dominican Republic 18, how did the 16-year-old get pregnant in the first place, immaculate conception like Jesus' mother? The good cardinal had nothing to say about the statutory rape of the girl?
Written by: Ricardolito, 25 Jul 2012 7:23 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
I agre with the posts of foresthill and RoyStone ...the catholic church here is led by a man who should have been retired when he reached the due age ..Thank goodness the Archbishop of Canterbury speaks more sense and is retiring after 10 years at the helm ..but maybe it is because he is also a good husband and a good father
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