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The Pope, Pregnant Children, and Violence Against Girls and Women

Pope Benedict XVI.

The Pope’s rationale is that his “age means he lacks strength to do job.” You could use the exact words to describe the nine-year old girl the Pope excommunicated for having a life-saving abortion after being raped and impregnated, with twins.

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Pope Says Couples Who Conceive Through In-Vitro Fertilization Are Guilty Of Arrogance

At a Vatican conference on infertility last week, Pope Benedict XVI railed against reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization. This attack on reproductive technologies is yet another display of the Vatican’s lack of empathy and understanding and a vain attempt to hold back scientific development as well as impede access to reproductive technologies for couples around the world.

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Roundup: Roeder Convicted, Mississippi Adds Personhood Amendment to Ballot

Scott Roeder remains unrepentant throughout his sentencing hearing for the murder of Dr. George Tiller and Mississippi joins Colorado in putting a personhood constitutional amendment on the ballot.

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Researcher Backs Pope, Both Are Still Wrong

A distinguished AIDS researcher backs the Pope’s comments that the AIDS epidemic is made worse by condom use. His logic and his motives are questionable.

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Outrage Over Pope’s Condom Comments

The Daily Show and others respond to the Pope’s outrageous claim that condoms increase the AIDS epidemic in Africa.

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From Cameroun to the Pope: Reality Check Please

If the Catholic Church wants to stem new HIV/AIDS infections in Africa, they must recognize that women and girls are more vulnerable to new infections than their male peers because the “liberation of women” has not yet been fully realized.

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With the Future of a Continent in His Hands, the Pope Fumbles

In the interest of orthodoxy, the Church is neglecting its humanitarian responsibility, particularly in Africa and other places where it holds sway.

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The New, Progressive Spain

Legalized abortion in Catholic Spain?  Maybe the times really are changing.

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