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Baby killing

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 Contents - Mar 2011AD2000 March 2011 - Buy a copy now
Nazareth: Patriarch Fouad of Jerusalem: Annunciation homily - His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem
Personal Ordinariates for former Anglicans: worldwide progress - Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church Around the World
iWitness 2010: an unforgettable retreat for young Catholics - Br Barry Coldrey
Islam divided over Pope's call to respect religious freedom - Babette Francis
Faith and reason at Notre Dame, Sydney - Fr Richard Umbers
New Divine Mercy parish and school for Perth - Fr Paul Fox
What are the marks of an authentically Catholic university? - Cardinal Raymond Burke
A bishop and his priests: united in truth with Christ - Fr John O'Neill
Netherlands: Migrants keep Church alive in Holland - Fr Cornelius van der Geest
Letters: St Peter's wife - John Young
Letters: Beatification case for Bob Santamaria - Brian A. Peachey
Letters: Condom use - Tim Coyle
Letters: New 'morality' - Fr Bernard McGrath
Letters: Missionaries of God's Love a welcome initiative - Tom King
Letters: Understanding Islam - John Frey
Letters: Baby killing - Frank Bellet
Letters: Gender selection - John Royal
Books: William Wardell: Building with Conviction, by A.G. Evans - Terri Kelleher (reviewer)
Books: Theophilos: A Novel, by Michael O'Brien - Michael Daniel (reviewer)
Books: THE AUSTRALIAN BOOK OF ATHEISM, Edited by Warren Bonett - Frank Mobbs (reviewer)
Books: Order books from www.freedompublishing.com.au
Reflection: Mary's rosary: picture book of faith, hope and love - Bishop Robert Finn

While not offering support for the actions of Keli Lane, convicted of killing her baby, I must say that the case does support the theory that the law is an ass.

Particularly in Victoria, and I suspect in every other state and territory, babies at nine months gestation are killed by doctors, who do not end up in court but are paid handsomely for their efforts.

However the doctors are very careful. The baby must be only partially in the throes of being born, before it loses its life - a very important feature of the operation.

FRANK BELLET
Petrie Qld

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 24 No 2 (March 2011), p. 16

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