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Peter Singer invited to address Polish Catholic conference March 26, 2007

Australian bioethicist Peter Singer-- a proponent of legal abortion, euthanasia, and infanticide-- will be a guest at the 7th gathering of Catholic associations and organizations in Gniezno, Poland.

According to the spokesman for the Polish Catholic Information Agency, Marcin Przeciszewski, which helps to organize the event, "We invited Singer not so that he could propagate his views, but so that we may engage him in public discussion." Singer believes that animals should have the same legal rights as human beings.

Polish moral theologian Father Pawel Bortkiewicz stated: "Singer is the icon of the dark night in bioethics. He is a very controversial figure who however cannot be ignored." He asked: "Is an invitation to Singer to participate in a gathering organized by Catholic associations a good idea?" Without directly answering his own question, Father Bortkiewicz said: "While I am angered by his views, I would willingly discuss them with him."

According to Andrzej Suchcicki of the Association of Families and Caregivers of Persons with Down Syndrme: “Singer’s views are so extreme that I do not consider them a threat to Poland.”

Singer will partake in a discussion entitled “Bioethics? Opportunities and threats.”

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