to let BOTH the mother AND the fetus die? yes, it really is. i'm not exaggerating and i'm not making it up. it's the truth
what's wrong with this picture? and tell me WHO IS STILL A PRACTICING CATHOLIC AND WHY??????????????/ (p.s. my father is but he's in his 80s. i'm NOT going to start a fight with him over this now. i'm just not. frankly we've never spoken about religion at all. not on any level)
Wednesday 19 May 2010
A nun in Phoenix, Arizona was excommunicated for approving a lifesaving abortion. Sister Margaret McBride's role in the sacramental life of the Catholic Church came to an abrupt end after she approved an therapeutic abortion at St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Center, Robin Marty of RH Reality Check reports. She was swiftly transferred to another job at the hospital.
The woman was 11 weeks' pregnant when she developed a life threatening case of pulmonary hypertension according to Ms. Magazine. Sr. McBride approved the procedure after consulting with the patient, her family, and the hospital's ethics committee, but the local bishop excommunicated her anyway.
Sr. McBride's excommunication is the latest salvo in a national battle over access to reproductive health care in Catholic hospitals. Between a fifth and a third of all hospital beds in the United States are administered by the Catholic Church. Catholic hospitals provide health care services to the community at large and often receive public funding—but they are not required to offer treatments that conflict with their religious teachings.........