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Retired Italian bishop: Abortion is not murder before the 4th or 5th month of pregnancy

February 03, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Luigi Bettazzi said that a fetus does not become a person until the fourth or fifth month of pregnancy. The 99-year-old prelate was Auxiliary Bishop of Bologna (1963-66) and Bishop of Ivrea (1966-99).

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  • Posted by: grateful1 - Feb. 03, 2023 6:03 PM ET USA

    May God show this poor ignorant man more mercy than he is willing to show preborn babies.