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St. Joan of Arc (1412-1431)
Joan was a teenage mystic who received visions urging her to fight for France's freedom from English rule. She led troops in battle and helped Charles VII take the throne before she was captured. She was falsely condemned to death as a heretic, and burned at the stake.

Reflections from the Saints

About Jesus Christ and the Church, I simply know they're just one thing, and we shouldn't complicate the matter.
– St. Joan of Arc
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2271

Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law: