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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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STOKING FIRE: Sisters of Life

Sisters of Life take an oath to work “to enhance the sacredness of human life,” a vow making them the world’s only religious order to make opposition to abortion their sole raison d’être.

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Roundup: The Pope, Anti-Gay Hate Groups, and the Mormons

The Pope says heterosexual couples can use condoms too; the Family Research Council (and others) are named as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center; and the Mormon church takes their social issue handbook public.

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Are Catholic Hospitals Safe for Pregnant Women?

A nun is excommunicated for saving the life of a pregnant woman; doctors point to restrictions placed on their medical judgment as to what is best for pregnant patients. Are Catholic hospitals safe for pregnant women?

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