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23 Camosy, Charles C., “Intellectual Solidarity and Transcending Polarized Discourse,” Journal of Political Theology 15, no. 1 (2014): 4052 .

24 Unless indicated otherwise, this and other quotations from Colb are from her review above (section IV).

25 Savulescu, Julian, “Abortion, Infanticide, and Allowing Babies to Die, Forty Years On,” Journal of Medical Ethics 39, no. 5 (2013): 257–59.

26 Colb, Sherry F. and Dorf, Michael C., Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights (New York: Columbia University Press, 2016).

27 See Camosy, Charles C., Peter Singer and Christian Ethics: Beyond Polarization (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 83136 .

28 For a fascinating example from Islamic tradition, see McGregor, Richard, The Case of Animals versus Man before the King of Jinn: An English Translation of Epistle 22 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).

29 Camosy, Charles C., “Other Animals as Persons? A Roman Catholic Inquiry,” in Animals as Religious Subjects: Transdisciplinary Perspectives, ed. Deane-Drummond, Celia et al. . (New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2013).

30 See, for instance, Traina, Cristina L. H., Feminist Ethics and Natural Law: The End of the Anathemas (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 1999); Porter, Jean, Nature as Reason: A Thomistic Theory of Natural Law (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2004); and Cahill, Lisa Sowle, Theological Bioethics: Participation, Justice, and Change (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2005).

31 “Europe's Abortion Rules,” BBC News, February 12, 2007,

32 “Country Comparison: Maternal Mortality Rate,” CIA World Factbook,

33 Elard Koch et al., “Women's Education Level, Maternal Health Facilities, Abortion Legislation, and Maternal Deaths: A Natural Experiment in Chile from 1957 to 2007,” PLOS ONE, May 4, 2012,

34 Unless indicated otherwise, this and other quotations from Traina are from her review above (section I).

35 See Lysaught's review above (section III).

36 Konieczny, Mary Ellen, Camosy, Charles C., and Bruce, Tricia C., eds., Polarization in the US Catholic Church: Naming the Wounds, Beginning to Heal (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2016).

37 Charles C. Camosy, “Matthew Dowd: ‘We Need to Create a New Political Movement of Independents,’” Crux, November 28, 2016,

38 Inés San Martín, “Pope Francis: Media Should Avoid Indulging Popular Love of Smut,” Crux, December 7, 2016,

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