Catholic Law Professor Lucia Silecchia was quoted in a Catholic News Agency article, which was discussing what is next for pro-life legislation.
Analysis: What is next for pro-life legislation?
by: Matt Hadro
From: Catholic News Agency
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Pro-life advocates and legislators argue that a thirty-year old standard of “viability” is simply no longer relevant.
“Medical advancements have made it possible for infants to live at far earlier stages of development than before,” Lucia Silecchia, a law professor at the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, told CNA.
If these advancements continue, the “viability” test will become “obsolete,” she said, and “will force us to confront the subjectivity in denying protection to the very young based on their development or location.”
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