The following is akin to an academic debate over abstractions (e.g. how many angels can dance on the point of a very fine needle?), except that it really happened.
A 9-years-old Brazilian girl was raped and consequently impregnated with twins by her stepfather. Doctors deemed the would be mother unfit to carry one child, let alone two, and so aborted the two children.
The Catholic Church fought this, attempting to save the lives of the two fetuses, and has now, after the abortion, threatened excommunication on all involved, except the 9-years-old girl who was too young to be held responsible.
And so, which party was right in this conflict: the doctors or the Church? Was abortion justified in this case?