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“There’s some sick people on this case” (266)

Talk about using others for your own ends: A mother has been charged with drugging her daughter in an attempt to have the mother’s boyfriend impregnate her. The quote, above, is from one of the police officers on the case. … Continue reading

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Quick bits (266)

Here’s the Sy Hersh story I mentioned in a previous comment. Although some New Yorker pieces require a subscription, this piece is currently available to everyone. Oh, and more good (as in, the opposite of good) news out of Afghanistan: … Continue reading

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Condoms and whatnot (266)

The head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict, on his first trip to Africa as pope, restated the Church’s position against the use of condoms to fight HIV and AIDS. While on a plane to Cameroon, he argued that … Continue reading

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Rape and excommunication (266)

A follow-up to a story mentioned this past Thursday: The nine-year-old rape victim, pregnant with twins, was granted an abortion this past Thursday. The local Catholic archbishop, Jose Cardoso Sobrinho, responded by excommunicating the girl’s mother and the doctors who … Continue reading

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