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Aborted Babies Used to Heat UK Hospitals

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fetus at 10 weeks

Above is a photo of a fetus’ legs at 10 weeks gestation. Timothy Stanley writes for The Telegraph that the remains of aborted fetuses are being burned alongside other trash to heat hospitals in the UK. He writes, “All of this ought to trouble us, ought to prick the conscience. Even if you think that abortion should remain legal for those who want it.” Read his take on the story here: Aborted Babies Used to Heat UK Hospitals

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10.8
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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Looking Away From Abortion

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Everyone wants to believe that they’re a good person living in a just society, but the truth is that we’re all sinners in need of mercy. We can admit this because we know that our admission will be met with a mercy and tenderness that knows no boundsPlanned Parenthood says that the fetal body parts obtained in an abortion go to potentially life saving research. Fetus is a Latin word which means “offspring.” For Catholics, even worse than suffering from a terminal illness, would be knowing that a child’s life had been ended in order for your own to be potentially extended. Read Ross Douthat’s piece in today’s New York TimesLooking Away From Abortion.

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Torture and Catholic Teaching

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Simcha Fisher writes about the CIA’s use of torture after 9/11. The Catholic Church teaches the torture is “intrisically evil” and “cannot be justified under any circumstances.” Fisher writes, “One may not do evil so that good may result from it.” Read her piece in The National Catholic Register here: If It Saves One American Life. More on what the Church teaches about torture here: US Bishops Back Release of Torture Report. Photos of Catholics protesting torture after the jump:

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10.24
Pope Francis Calls for An End to the Death Penalty

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Pope Francis

Yesterday Pope Francis reaffirmed the Catholic Church’s opposition to capital punishment, and called on all people of good will to work to abolish the death penalty, and improve prison conditions. Read his remarks from Vatican News here: Pope Francis Calls for An End to the Death Penalty

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