Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
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Two other presenters at the June 16 Toronto Catholic board meeting similarly invoked the bishops in opposition to parents' demands for more explicit protections for authentic Catholic teaching in the board's controversial equity policy.
Jeronymo Pedro Villas Boas, a municipal judge, says the nation's highest court "went beyond the limits" of its authority when it recently decreed that homosexuals have a right to civil unions, directly contradicting the Brazilian Constitution.