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When is a fetus-person not a fetus-person? When it’s a lawsuit.

If a woman voluntarily gets an abortion, it’s murder, the Catholic church says. Because a fetus is an unborn person. If a woman uses hormonal birth control that might endanger a zygote, she’s a murderer, the Catholic church says. Because a zygote is an unimplanted person. If a slack-ass obstetrician can’t answer his damn pages and a woman and two potentially viable fetuses die, it’s a crying shame, says Catholic Health Initiatives, but there’s not much that can be done about it because fetuses aren’t people. Continue reading

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You gotta love any story that involves the phrase “rebellious ex-nuns”

And it’s kind of a doozy, too. KAZIMIERZ DOLNY, Poland (AP) — Police evicted 65 rebellious ex-nuns Wednesday from a convent they illegally occupied for two years after defying a Vatican order to replace their mother superior, a charismatic leader … Continue reading

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The Church’s dirty war

Argentine priests are speaking up about the role of the Catholic Church in their country’s “dirty war.” And they’re indicting other priests who were complicit in atrocities: Some three months of often chilling testimony in the trial illustrated how closely … Continue reading

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Amnesty International supports human rights; conservative groups shocked.

Amnesty International has dropped its neutral stance on abortion and has taken the position that women are people, too — and that they deserve the basic right to decide when and if they have children. Christian organisations, including the Roman … Continue reading

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Catholic Church’s backwards logic

The feminist president of Chile helped to promote legislation that legalized the distribution of emergency contraception in her country. Reproductive freedom is very limited in Chile, where the age of sexual consent is 14 and 15% of all pregnancies are … Continue reading

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Professionally, I remember Cronkite as a kid growing up, and more so for me, the importance of Cronkite was not him sitting there at the anchor desk, but him out there doing things. I grew up watching Ed Bradley. He … Continue reading

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We Lost a Good One This Week

We should all tip our collective hats in respect to Lawrence Lader, a great activist and supporter of abortion rights, who passed away on Sunday. Mr. Lader was a major voice in the abortion debate for four decades, becoming a … Continue reading

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Breaking a Stupid Law

It’s kind of refreshing to have nice things to say about the Catholic Church. A bit of background: Roger Cardinal Mahony, the Archbishop of Los Angeles, has stated that he will direct priests in his Archdiocese to ignore any law, … Continue reading

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Cardinal Law

I believe this headline from the Kansas City Star says it perfectly: “Disgraced Law celebrates Mass for pope”. Over the past week, I have often found myself coming to the defense of Pope John Paul II on liberal blogs. While … Continue reading

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