Robby George, Mary Ann Glendon, Doug Kmiec (WORLD)

Obama vs. Catholics, again

Abortion | Catholic legal scholars Doug Kmiec and Robby George air their differences over President Obama and the abortion issue
by Emily Belz
Posted 5/29/09, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-The scuffle among Catholics over President Obama's appearance at Notre Dame University's commencement continued Thursday evening when two sides of the interchurch debate sat down to air their arguments.

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Illegal procedures

Abortion | Abortionist Bertha Bugarin goes to jail, but exploitation of Hispanic women goes on
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 5/23/09, 12:00 am

SAN DIEGO-On the 2nd floor of the San Diego County Courthouse in the sterile tile hallway outside Department 18, a motley crew of spectators gathered on April 24 to witness the felony sentencing of a criminal abortionist. After many delays, Bertha Bugarin, already serving time in Los Angeles for 18 felony counts of performing abortions without a medical license, would finally face the music for similar crimes farther south.

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Straight time

Abortion | A pro-life Oakland pastor chooses jail over a plea bargain-and leads prisoners to Christ
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 5/09/09, 12:00 am

For 19 days in March and April, Walter Hoye was locked in a cell with 29 other prisoners at the Santa Rita jail near Oakland, Calif. There were times when he wished he could have stayed longer.

When the metal door first clanged shut behind him on March 20, Hoye, 52, decided the space was really more of a cage than a cell. A metal grid penning in prisoners. Fifteen bunks lining two walls. Two toilets and a urinal for all 30 men, and a shower that inmates had gradually transformed into a pornographic shrine.

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