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Toward Canonically Equating Abortion and Murder

Edward Peters writes:

Both the Eastern and Western Codes of Canon Law make abortion an excommunicable offense (CCEO 1450 § 2; 1983 CIC 1398), but only the Eastern Code makes murder itself excommunicable (CCEO 1450 § 1); Western canon law punishes homicide with a “just penalty” (1983 CIC 1397).
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Mary De Voe said...

Scraping the human soul from a single celled human being or depriving the human being's rational, immortal soul of its shelter in the human body violates the will of God. What God has joined together (the human body and the immortal soul) let no man put asunder. WHO is like unto God

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