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7 years ago  ::  Jan 30, 2011 - 10:34AM #1
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It seems the RCC is now establishing a more extreme ProLife position than before.  A nun is excommunicated for being part of a hospital ethics committee that agreed to an abortion TO SAVE THE LIFE OF THE MOTHER.  Then when the hospital does not repudiate her they are cut off.  It is no longer appropriate apparently to the CELIBATE RCC hierarchy, perhaps self defense has failed as justifiable homicide too??


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7 years ago  ::  Jan 30, 2011 - 5:00PM #2
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Yep, the more prolife one becomes, the more actual, present, sentient human beings are tossed under the bus to die.

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7 years ago  ::  Jan 30, 2011 - 10:40PM #3
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The RCC's decision was not an "extreme Pro-Life" decision. There was nothing pro-LIFE about their decision. This was another "extreme Patriarchy" decision. A (female) nun knowing better than and thinking more rationally than a (male) bishop?? Never! A young woman's life more important than church doctrine?? Never!

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7 years ago  ::  Jan 31, 2011 - 6:34PM #4
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Just read the article, and this leaped out at me:

The National Women’s Law Center has just issued a report quoting doctors at Catholic-affiliated hospitals as saying that sometimes they are forced by church doctrine to provide substandard care to women with miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies in ways that can leave the women infertile or even endanger their lives. More clashes are likely as the church hierarchy grows more conservative, and as hospitals and laity grow more impatient with bishops who seem increasingly out of touch.

What part of this is in any way "pro-life?"

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