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Catholic Church / Nun's Punishment #967167

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(No location given: Dan Harris) The response of the Catholic Church to excommunicate Sister Margaret McBride, who decided to abort the pregnancy of a seriously ill woman, presented; statements from the Arizona hospital & diocese's Bishop Thomas Olmsted† quoted. [Nun's friend Mary Jo McDONALD†- comments on the sister's decision.] [University of Pennsylvania ethicist professor Art CAPLAN†- backs the ethics of the decision.] [Canon lawyer Father Thomas DOYLE†- calls this a significant faceoff.]

Reporter(s):
Sawyer, Diane;
Harris, Dan
Duration:
00:02:00

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