This is the most recent update of a story that dominated Chicago news last weekend.
Cardinal Francis George was on the front page of the Chicago Sun-Times for days after he and the bishops of the other four Illinois dioceses sharply criticized Gov. Pat Quinn for plans to award a woman who has worked for years to counsel victims of rape.
Although he retreated a step or two from the original strong words about mothers killing babies in their wombs, he did not apologize to the counselor or to Quinn.
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The incident aroused widespread interest, since it touches on a very sensitive and rarely discussed aspect of Catholic moral teaching, namely that women who become pregnant through rape are obliged to carry the pregnancy through to birth.