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Archbishop Chaput on the Gosnell trial

May 07, 2013

Commenting on the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia told Vatican Radio that “after a while we begin to disrespect human life in ways that are just shockingly coarse. And that’s what happened here. They were treating the babies from the womb as though they were pieces of trash.”

The case “is clearly a result of cultural change in the United States, where unborn children are treated carelessly, and cruelly, and in a horribly disrespectful kind of way,” he continued.

“If we can treat unborn children this way, it means we’re capable of treating born children this way, and the elderly this way,” Archbishop Chaput added. “Unless there’s a deep profound respect for human life at all levels, people will see a gradual disintegration of respect for human life at all.”


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