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I fully support the Church’s teaching on contraception but I wonder if our terminology presents it well to the next generation who we want to convince to follow it. I think the existing medical term,…More
I fully support the Church’s teaching on contraception but I wonder if our terminology presents it well to the next generation who we want to convince to follow it. I think the existing medical term, “Fertility Awareness,” might be more convincing than NFP.
Isn’t “Natural Family Planning” is rooted in Church teaching? Doesn’t Humanae Vitae talk about it? Although the underlying principles are Church teaching, the only uses of the term by Popes are in response to groups that promoted NFP. Paul VI used the term in a 1978 letter to a conference on NFP and John Paul II used it in a 1984 talk to those at a congress that included Natural Family Planning. Searching the Vatican website did not result in “Natural Family Planning” being used by Popes any other time.
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Let’s Use “Fertility Awareness” not “Natural Family Planning”

Let’s Use “Fertility Awareness” not “Natural Family Planning” October 8, 2019 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC Storks (CC0 Pixabay) I fully support the …
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The word 'contraception' is a direct and clear way to indicate what is happening what is intended. Anything else is pandering, dumbing down, and …More
The word 'contraception' is a direct and clear way to indicate what is happening what is intended. Anything else is pandering, dumbing down, and being afraid to "call a spade a spade" We've had more than enough of that.
Fuzzy language is the hallmark of Cultural Marxism
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Strategy questions... Who will be the new leader when Francis deems Bible adherents as a separatist sect? What can we call this group if not Catholic…More
Strategy questions...
Who will be the new leader when Francis deems Bible adherents as a separatist sect?
What can we call this group if not Catholic (presuming Francis does not abandon this name too)?
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Following in my series of videos on autism and Catholicism, today I address issues surrounding Mass. The experience of Mass can be a horrible sensory experience for autistics. I want to present some …More
Following in my series of videos on autism and Catholicism, today I address issues surrounding Mass. The experience of Mass can be a horrible sensory experience for autistics. I want to present some ideas on how both autistics and parishes can overcome these issues.
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Dealing with Autistic Sensory Issues at Mass

Dealing with Autistic Sensory Issues at Mass October 10, 2019 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC Following in my series of videos on autism and Catholicism…
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Stim toys at Mass? Even educators who specialize in autism are skeptical about their value. Imagine this kid's LED fidget spinner at Mass..
In Spring 2021, I recorded an interview with Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN, primarily for the families at the school where she ministers on helping kids with learning differences at home and at …More
In Spring 2021, I recorded an interview with Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN, primarily for the families at the school where she ministers on helping kids with learning differences at home and at school. Now a few months later, she has turned this into a podcast. I figure some of you might be interested so I’m sharing it here.
I hope this helps parents with autistic children or other neurodivergent children. It should also help teachers and staff at Catholic schools. I was trying to speak to those two audiences together.
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Raising Kids with Learning Disabilities: Podcast with Sr. Josephine

Raising Kids with Learning Disabilities: Podcast with Sr. Josephine October 19, 2021 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC In Spring 2021, I recorded an inter…
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Thanks... I raised 4 with learning disabilities. My daughter was the exception. But, was adversely effected by NOT being put into the programs like …More
Thanks... I raised 4 with learning disabilities. My daughter was the exception. But, was adversely effected by NOT being put into the programs like her brothers.
One child affects a family if all are not similar.
All are over 30 y/o now.
A bishop in the Amazon is doing the laudable act of forming catechists to lead a Sunday Scripture reading and prayer service in their town when neither a deacon nor priest can arrive. He also hopes …More
A bishop in the Amazon is doing the laudable act of forming catechists to lead a Sunday Scripture reading and prayer service in their town when neither a deacon nor priest can arrive. He also hopes that some male catechists will later become deacons. Two sites reported on this with the dishonest and misleading title, “Vatican Confirms: Women Already in Diaconate Formation.” Let me explain what is happening, then respond to their misunderstanding.
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No Women Are in Formation to Be Permanent Deacons

No Women Are in Formation to Be Permanent Deacons October 12, 2019 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC St. Stephen and St. Lawrence; Detail from the Waldbu…
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Father, why do you never write about 2,500 unborn babies murdered everyday?
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"For whosoever shall do the will of my Father, that is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother." [Matthew 12:50] Jesus established men …More
"For whosoever shall do the will of my Father, that is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother."
[Matthew 12:50] Jesus established men to be deacons after the Last Supper. Women don't have to become men to do God's will.
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When I have posted about autism, I occasionally have had an argument about terminology. I am autistic. Occasionally a concerned person will tell me that I should call myself someone “with autism.” I’…More
When I have posted about autism, I occasionally have had an argument about terminology. I am autistic. Occasionally a concerned person will tell me that I should call myself someone “with autism.” I’d really prefer you use “autistic” (identity-first language) but can live with you using “with autism” (person-first language). Nobody diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder has ever told me that my language is wrong but only those from outside. In fact, surveys repeatedly show that a decent majority of us prefer “autistic” over “person with autism.”
Most in the disabled community do prefer person-first language and it is the current norm in professional settings. But, we autistics, along with the Deaf and blind, tend to prefer identity-first language. I want to explore why that is from our side and why Christians should use identity-first language for us. Others have explored this elsewhere but I want to present an argument from Christian categories.
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Christians, Please Call Us Autistic, Blind, and Deaf

Christians, Please Call Us Autistic, Blind, and Deaf October 17, 2019 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC ASL in American Sign Language (CC0 pixabay) When…
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Maybe self identification is the new protocol.... I know it is in some circles which feel the need to announce pronouns. One thing I understand about…More
Maybe self identification is the new protocol.... I know it is in some circles which feel the need to announce pronouns.
One thing I understand about autism is that it can cause one to fall into pattern ruts.
From my experience, ASL (or finger signing of the region) did help me in many many areas of personal and business life. In one case I used it to sign a travel partner not to drink the tea offered by some Gypsies while we were on a tour boat. They seemed frustrated as the tour finished for some reason.
Aside from that, the content I have gleaned before the intrusive popup appears, seems fair to midland to me. But, I have only studied autism (of its many names) since ~1968 (no I am not a medical doctor).
Rand Miller
How many times does he have to tell us he is autistic.
In 2019, a new variation of CRISPR called “Prime Editing” has come into the spotlight. The main method used before was CAS9 which cuts the DNA but prime editing does only “nicks” the genes.
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Rewriting Our Genes? Prime Editing Doesn't Resolve Moral Issues

Rewriting Our Genes? Prime Editing Doesn’t Resolve Moral Issues October 22, 2019 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC CRISPR proteins illustration (CC BY-SA …
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If anything is worth presenting then it is worth presenting OPENLY and without cost. I am beginning to wonder if the OP is benefiting from these payw…More
If anything is worth presenting then it is worth presenting OPENLY and without cost.
I am beginning to wonder if the OP is benefiting from these paywalls since he posts so many links thereto.
Prayhard
Thank you for the article Fr, which I'll read. Please pray for me.
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Recently, it’s been in the news that the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is starting a program to reduce the number of parishes. I wanted to share a little about what I saw working in the area about a …More
Recently, it’s been in the news that the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is starting a program to reduce the number of parishes. I wanted to share a little about what I saw working in the area about a decade ago, but it got just too long for a tweet or Facebook post.
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Ohio Dioceses Dealing with Closing Parishes

Ohio Dioceses Dealing with Closing Parishes October 15, 2021 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC Recently, it’s been in the news that the Archdiocese of …
Jeffrey Ade
Don't seem to have the Catholic Spirit do they!
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If only they could close the architecturally modernist parishes. Some of the churches built in the 1970's to 90's are ugly as sin.
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We need to be careful in distinguishing CHurch teaching and theological opinion. Despite claims to the contrary from some circles, the Church has never taught that medicine being tested on fetal …More
We need to be careful in distinguishing CHurch teaching and theological opinion.
Despite claims to the contrary from some circles, the Church has never taught that medicine being tested on fetal cell lines is a significant enough moral issue to skip that medicine. I wrote this up in a semi-academic piece that covers a lot of details but I want to offer a summary for readers here. The Church has clearly taught in her ordinary magisterium that one may reject a vaccine grown on fetal cell lines, but in so doing, she avoided saying a vaccine - or any other medicine - merely tested on fetal cell lines was a sufficient reason to skip that medicine. One can hold the theological opinion that this is sufficient grounds, but the Church asks theologians to clearly distinguish their theological opinions from Church teaching.
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Fetal Cell Testing & Church Teaching

Fetal Cell Testing & Church Teaching October 14, 2021 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC Despite claims to the contrary from some circles, the Church has …
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Why all you here from this "priest" is mostly about himself, his autism, and half-truths like the jab is 95% effective, and only one abortion was …More
Why all you here from this "priest" is mostly about himself, his autism, and half-truths like the jab is 95% effective, and only one abortion was involved in HEK-293 and virtually nothing of God...
"[Satan] will set up a counter church, which will be the ape of the [Catholic] Church ... It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. We are living in the days of the Apocalypse, the last days of our era. The two great forces — the Mystical Body of Christ and the Mystical Body of the anti-Christ — are beginning to draw battle lines for the catastrophic contest. The false prophet will have a religion without a Cross. A religion without a world to come. A religion to destroy religions. There will be a counterfeit church.
Christ’s Church, the Catholic Church will be one; and the false prophet will create the other. The false church will be worldly, ecumenical and global. It will be a loose federation of churches and religions,…More
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Those who have participated in any type of abortion including vaccines, those aborted babies will be shown at that persons judgment on those who …More
Those who have participated in any type of abortion including vaccines, those aborted babies will be shown at that persons judgment on those who were part in murdering these innocent children of their Creator, God the Father Who will then announce their judgment for this abomination. Repent and if you are a Baptised Catholic go to the Sacrament of Confession now while you can.
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In the link below, I address the question: “Has the Church ever taught that a medicine being tested on fetal cell lines is a significant enough moral issue to skip that medicine?” (This is a longer …More
In the link below, I address the question: “Has the Church ever taught that a medicine being tested on fetal cell lines is a significant enough moral issue to skip that medicine?” (This is a longer semi-academic piece, I'll post a summary piece later.)
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Testing on Fetal Cell Lines: What Does the Church Teach? | Catholic Moral Theology

Following is a guest post by Fr. Matthew Schneider, with his full bio posted at the end. This piece will explore a very specific question: has the …
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The True Magisterium of the Catholic and Apostolic Church of ours and the Commandments of God teaches that YOU SHALL NOT KILL NOR PARTICIPATE IN …More
The True Magisterium of the Catholic and Apostolic Church of ours and the Commandments of God teaches that YOU SHALL NOT KILL NOR PARTICIPATE IN THE MORTAL SINS OF ABORTION THAT WILL THROW YOU IN TO THE DEEPEST PART OF HELL FOR ETERNITY!!!
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[Autistics] make up 1.5% to 2% of the population. I’m one of that group. As awareness of autism grows, more pastoral sensitivity to our particular needs also is developing … even if slowly. It is …More
[Autistics] make up 1.5% to 2% of the population. I’m one of that group.
As awareness of autism grows, more pastoral sensitivity to our particular needs also is developing … even if slowly.
It is too rare we see information on how we [autistics] should go about preparing and making our Confession, or how priests should hear our Confessions. We are not too radically different, but a few accommodations or adaptations can help us immensely in this sacrament.
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Autistic Confession: Tips for Both Sides of the Screen

Autistic Confession: Tips for Both Sides of the Screen October 23, 2019 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC A priest confessing with the autistic infinity …
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Sorry cannot read the post as it is behind a pay (with your privacy) wall.
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Back in 2019, Joe Biden was denied Communion in a parish in South Carolina. Although denying Communion is a rare occurrence, denying Communion is sometimes necessary if the person blatantly promotes …More
Back in 2019, Joe Biden was denied Communion in a parish in South Carolina. Although denying Communion is a rare occurrence, denying Communion is sometimes necessary if the person blatantly promotes something, like legal abortion, gravely contrary to Catholic teaching. I want to cite several people who gave excellent explanations about why this is so. In case, you missed it, here’s the news about Joe Biden being denied Communion.
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2 Priests & a Deacon Explain Why We Might Deny Communion

2 Priests & a Deacon Explain Why We Might Deny Communion October 30, 2019 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC Bread and Wine representing the Eucharist (…
A few months back I got Spiritually Able: A Parent’s Guide to Teaching the Faith to Children with Special Needs by David and Mercedes Rizzo. They gave me a personally signed copy at an event. The …More
A few months back I got Spiritually Able: A Parent’s Guide to Teaching the Faith to Children with Special Needs by David and Mercedes Rizzo. They gave me a personally signed copy at an event. The Rizzos, along with their non-autistic son, are the creators of the adaptive sacramental preparation kits, so I was interested.
The book is relatively hands-on giving examples from their life with a non-verbal autistic daughter, Danielle. Most of the book is dedicated to practical matters such as how to get a child to understand Mass, to be able to sit through Mass and to receive the sacraments. In the end, they also mention self-care and taking care of the marriage when they get stretched.
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A Guide to Helping Your Special Needs Child

A Guide to Helping Your Special Needs Child November 5, 2019 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC Book cover (fair use) A few months back I got Spiritually …
[For my regular readers in English, this is an interview I gave in Spanish on video so unless you understand Spanish, it probably won’t help you.] Hace poco, hice una entrevista con Macoco Gamarra …More
[For my regular readers in English, this is an interview I gave in Spanish on video so unless you understand Spanish, it probably won’t help you.]
Hace poco, hice una entrevista con Macoco Gamarra Espinola quien tiene un canal de YouTube sobre autismo de la perspectiva autista católica. Mi dió unas preguntas antes y las respondí. Hablábamos de mi vida, mi vocación, mi diagnosis, etc. Espero que doy esperanza a los demás autísticos católicos.
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Entrevista con un sacerdote autista, el P. Matthew Schneider, LC

Entrevista con un sacerdote autista, el P. Matthew Schneider, LC November 6, 2019 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC [For my regular readers in English, …
Some people might be confused about church teaching on the morality of homosexual acts. We need charity towards persons with such tendencies but we also need to note that certain behaviors are …More
Some people might be confused about church teaching on the morality of homosexual acts. We need charity towards persons with such tendencies but we also need to note that certain behaviors are immoral.
The National Catholic Register published this piece where I go over the Catholic teaching on homosexuality from tradition.
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Clarity in Catholic Tradition on the Morality of Homosexual Acts

Clarity in Catholic Tradition on the Morality of Homosexual Acts November 7, 2019 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC Crucifix (CC0 Josh Applegate on Unspla…
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Charity like God performed on Sodom... after warning them.
aderito
WE have to go back to Genesis ",In the beginning God created Adam and Eve ,and they are to join together and be one flesh ,and to procreate and have …More
WE have to go back to Genesis ",In the beginning God created Adam and Eve ,and they are to join together and be one flesh ,and to procreate and have a lot of children ,THIS IS GOD,S NATURAL PLAN ,anything else it does not come from god ,but from the father of lies
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Recently, the pornographic actress Jessica Redding was found dead at 43. It made me reflect as I remembered hearing that “rock star” was the job with the lowest life expectancy. I remember when we …More
Recently, the pornographic actress Jessica Redding was found dead at 43. It made me reflect as I remembered hearing that “rock star” was the job with the lowest life expectancy. I remember when we were in middle school rebellion and thought Kurt Cobain was the greatest musician ever, only to find out a few months later that he stuck a gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger. That was a bit of a wakeup call for my generation. Maybe these “Freedoms” lead to death.
Doing a little research, I found that lifestyles most associated with the three supposed freedoms of the last 50 years have some of the lowest life expectancies. Sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll all lead to death, not life.
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Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll Are a Path to Death Not Freedom

Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll Are a Path to Death Not Freedom November 12, 2019 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC Stone Skull (pixabay CC0) Recently, the …
I’ve done a bunch of podcasts on being autistic or how the Church can reach out to autistics. I recently spoke with John Aidan Byrne on his podcast Dig Life Deep! Most of the stuff about autism was …More
I’ve done a bunch of podcasts on being autistic or how the Church can reach out to autistics. I recently spoke with John Aidan Byrne on his podcast Dig Life Deep! Most of the stuff about autism was pretty similar to other podcasts but we talked a little more about my family and my background in the Legion. John Aidan Byrne is a journalist who is originally from Ireland but lives in the USA. His podcast covers a mix of Catholic and general topics. I always listen to at least one or two episodes of a podcast before agreeing to go on and really liked his treatment of Norman Rockwell a few months back around when he first asked me on.
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Talking About Autism and My Early Life on a Podcast

Talking About Autism and My Early Life on a Podcast October 4, 2021 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC I’ve done a bunch of podcasts on being autistic or …
I think a little timeline is helpful to understand how my post on how almost every medicine was tested on HEK-293 changed the argument. You can't argue that based on your standard now, the standard …More
I think a little timeline is helpful to understand how my post on how almost every medicine was tested on HEK-293 changed the argument. You can't argue that based on your standard now, the standard I applied in January 2020 is inaccurate. I was applying the standard Catholics who are against getting COVID vaccines were using at that moment. After this article, those Catholics objecting based on this principle changed their argument from any link to a very circumscribed link that seems to be specially made for this specific argument.
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A Timeline Those Now Critiquing My HEK293 Post Miss

A Timeline Those Now Critiquing My HEK293 Post Miss October 5, 2021 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC I think a little timeline is helpful to understand …
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@Fr Mathew P Schneider LC Excellent article, and well argued! The remote support of evil proposition equally applies to the use of electronics as …More
@Fr Mathew P Schneider LC Excellent article, and well argued! The remote support of evil proposition equally applies to the use of electronics as well as ivermectin and plaquenil.
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The article undeniably proves is my own incredibly high opinion of myself and my influence on the world ranks a distant second here on GTV. :D
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Fr. Dominic Valanmanal is at it again. This priest compared us autistics to animals and blamed our existence on our parents’ sins. This priest is back at it offering counseling to families with …More
Fr. Dominic Valanmanal is at it again. This priest compared us autistics to animals and blamed our existence on our parents’ sins. This priest is back at it offering counseling to families with autistics in them. This is problematic as he clearly misunderstands autism.
I already covered why sin does not cause autism in relation to Fr. Valanmanal, so I won’t repeat that. I will instead note his recent actions, his non-apology, and what you can do.
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Fr. Dominic Valanmanal, Please Stop Attacking Autistics UPDATED

Fr. Dominic Valanmanal, Please Stop Attacking Autistics UPDATED November 18, 2019 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC Happy autistic boy (CC0 pixabay) Fr. …
Today, it’s scary how anti-Semitism sometimes reawakens. I really don’t understand it. What is the problem that someone else’s ancestors were worshiping the true God back when my German, Scottish, …More
Today, it’s scary how anti-Semitism sometimes reawakens. I really don’t understand it. What is the problem that someone else’s ancestors were worshiping the true God back when my German, Scottish, and Irish ancestors were worshiping trees or ancient warriors as if they were gods?
In such an environment, I’ve had to defend a fellow Catholic writer, Dawn Eden Goldstein, from attacks. She converted from Judaism to secular none-religion and then to Catholicism. Dawn recently wrote a moving testimony of her conversion with all the struggles and difficulties called Sunday Will Never Be the Same.
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Dawn Eden Gives an Original Testimony

Dawn Eden Gives an Original Testimony November 20, 2019 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC Book Cover (fair use) Today, it’s scary how anti-Semitism someti…
In 2019, it was reported that the Pennsylvania House and Senate have both approved a bill to make abortion due to a Down Syndrome diagnosis illegal. However, the Governor, Tom Wolf vetoed the bill …More
In 2019, it was reported that the Pennsylvania House and Senate have both approved a bill to make abortion due to a Down Syndrome diagnosis illegal. However, the Governor, Tom Wolf vetoed the bill rather quickly. Thus, in Pennsylvania, you can still abort due to disability. I want to give the news then offer some analysis.
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Pennsylvania Politicians Divided Over Aborting the Disabled

Pennsylvania Politicians Divided Over Aborting the Disabled November 22, 2019 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC Pennsylvania State Capitol (CC BY 2.0 Gove…