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Catholic Connection – Feb 29, 2024 – Hr 2

Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. discusses the Catholic teaching on in vitro fertilization in light of the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that embryos are children.




Segment 1 – Intro & News


Segment 2, 3, 4 Alabama Republicans, national Democrats scramble to protect IVF, ignoring right to life
“Following the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling last week that embryos are children – bringing an abrupt halt to IVF (in vitro fertilization) procedures in the state – legislators there have quickly unleashed a torrent of new bills aimed at protecting the IVF industry while ignoring the rights, including the right to life, of the children created through IVF, 93 percent of whom will be disposed of as ‘medical waste.'”

Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is a Jesuit priest, President and Founder of Ignatius Productions, world renowned lecturer, spiritual director for over fifty Holy Land pilgrimages, and EWTN host of television and radio shows.  An accomplished biblical scholar and apologist, Father Pacwa, S.J. earned his Ph.D. in the Old Testament from Vanderbilt University. He also holds a Master of Divinity and S.T.B. from the Jesuit School of Theology at Loyola University. He speaks 12 languages, including Arabic, Aramaic, Hebrew, and Koine Greek. 

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