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Abortion Boundaries and Dilemmas
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The Sanctity of Life Life is sacred – something that defines the  core of our being, something of intrinsic  value – and should be protected. “Something is intrinsically valuable…if its  value is  independent  of what people happen  to enjoy or want or need or what is good for  them…. Something is sacred or inviolable  when its deliberate destruction would  dishonor what ought to be honored.” Ronald Dworkin, Lifes Dominion: An Argument About Abortion, Euthanasia, and Individual Freedom.
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The Sanctity of Life: Before Conception (E)ach and every marital act must… retain its intrinsic  relationship to the procreation of human life…   the direct  interruption of the generative process already begun….  (is) to be absolutely excluded as …means of regulating  the number of children. Equally to be condemned… is  direct sterilization, whether of the man or of the woman,  whether permanent or temporary…. Similarly excluded is  any action which either before, at the moment of, or after  sexual intercourse, is specifically intended to prevent  procreation HUMANAE VITAE ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PAUL VI ON THE REGULATION OF BIRTH --JULY 25, 1968
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Comstock Laws 1873 Federal Law Designed to limit Pornography, Sexual Promiscuity, and Contraception … whoever. ..shall sell. ..offer to sell, or to lend, or to give  away,  or  in  any  manner  to  exhibit…  any  drug  or  medicine,  or  any  article  whatever,  for  the prevention  of  conception… or in any wise make any of such articles,  shall  be  deemed  guilty  of  a  misdemeanor. ..he  shall  be  imprisoned at hard labor in the penitentiary for not less  than  six  months  nor  more  than  five  years  for  each 
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