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Gravel v. Lifesite
« on: March 07, 2011, 10:34:13 PM »
Have we got a thread on this?

It is a rare lawsuit in which one of the parties feels obliged to   spell out his belief of when life begins. But the case of Raymond Gravel   v. et al. is no ordinary dispute.
It pits two   extremes of Canadian Catholicism against each other, a rebel priest   claiming he has been defamed by a take-no-prisoners pro-life news   service. And as Father Gravel sees it, his reputation has suffered   because he has been falsely portrayed as an abortion advocate. "The   plaintiff is against abortion and considers human life to be sacred," he   states in a court document, adding later: "The plaintiff sincerely   believes that human life begins with conception."
Featuring two   parties who have both, in their own way, rankled the Catholic   establishment, the case before Quebec Superior Court is being watched   closely within the Church. LifeSiteNews says that if successful, Fr.   Gravel's $500,000 lawsuit would force the 14-year-old operation out of   business. Fr. Gravel says he has tried other avenues to stop   LifeSiteNews's incessant criticism of him and decided the courts were   his only hope.

It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity. It is when we all play safe that fatality will lead us to our doom. It is in the "dark shade of courage" alone that the spell can be broken.
-- Dag Hammarskjöld


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