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Are Pro-Life Christians Responsible for the Shooting in Colorado?

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Memorial at the site of the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs

In Colorado Springs we’re mourning yet another mass shooting in our community, this time at a Planned Parenthood. Many claim that the rhetoric of the pro-life movement is too blame. Prof. Charles Camosy responds in The New York Daily NewsIs Pro-Life Rhetoric Responsible for the Shooting in Colorado? TCC’s own Melissa Musick responds in National ReviewOfficer Swasey’s Values. Pray for peace.

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California’s Right to Die Legislation Betray’s Its Progressive Principles

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child in hospital

A professor of medical ethics at Fordham writes in The Los Angeles Times about California’s decision to legalize doctor assisted suicide. “The poor, blacks, Latinos, and virtually every disability rights group are skeptical of assisted suicide.” Read the piece by Charles Camosy here: California’s Right to Die Legislation Betray’s Its Progressive Principles. What the Church teaches about end of life care here. Photos after the jump:

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Misc: Animal Rights Activists and Pro-Lifers Share Common Ground

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Cecil the Lion

A consistent ethic of life is not either/or, it’s both/and. We don’t have to choose between caring deeply about animals and the environment and caring deeply about women and pre-term children. Prof. Charles Camosy on the common ground between the pro-life and animal rights movements in The Washington PostAnimal Rights Activists and Pro-Lifers Share Common Ground

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Misc: This Dehumanizing Trade: What Would Pope Francis Say?

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Pope Francis

25% of pregnancies in the US end in abortion. Prof. Charles Camosy, author of Beyond the Abortion Wars: A Way Forward for A New Generation on what Pope Francis would say about the Planned Parenthood fetal body parts controversy. Read it from ABC Religion and Ethics here: This Dehumanizing Trade: What Would Pope Francis Say? Photos of babies and their ultrasound pictures after the jump:

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Misc: A question for pro-lifers: Should we rethink eating animals?

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cows Professor Charles Camosy writes for The Washington Post on the ethics of eating animals from a Catholic pro-life perspective. He writes, “The Catechism puts two strict limits on our use of animals: (1) we can only cause animals to suffer and die in situations of need, and (2) we owe animals kindness.” Read it here: A question for pro-lifers: Should we rethink eating animals?