Mirror of Justice

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Persons and people

Pope Francis:  "On abortion, I can tell you these things, which I’ve said before. In any book of embryology it is said that shortly before one month after conception the organs and the DNA are already delineated in the tiny fetus, before the mother even becomes aware. Therefore, there is a living human being. I do not say a person, because this is debated, but a living human being."  America Magazine, Nov. 28, 2022

Judge John T. Noonan, Jr.: "If a lawyer could not distinguish between real persons and fictional persons, he would not be capable of communication."  Persons and Masks of the Law 27 (1976)

Pope Francis:  "I am joyful when I am with people—always." America Magazine, Nov. 28, 2022


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