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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:32 PM

'It was morally wrong': Catholic hospital apologizes for arguing that a fetus is not a human.

It was a startling assertion that seemed an about-face from church doctrine: A Catholic hospital arguing in a Colorado court that twin fetuses that died in its care were not, under state law, human beings.

When the two-year-old court filing surfaced last month, it triggered an avalanche of criticism because the legal argument seemed to plainly clash with the church's centuries-old stance that life begins at conception.

But it is also now fueling an already raging debate in Colorado and beyond about whether fetuses should have legal rights and, if so, what kind.

On Monday, the hospital and the state's bishops released a statement acknowledging it was 'morally wrong' to make the legal argument.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2273557/It-morally-wrong-Catholic-hospital-apologizes-arguing-court-fetus-human-being.html#ixzz2K4uPrt6Z



Oh, yeah, it was wrong all right.

Just more moral failings from the Catholic church. Like the child-raping priests it protects and enables, hypocrisy is fine when money and responsibility is involved.

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Reply 'It was morally wrong': Catholic hospital apologizes for arguing that a fetus is not a human. (Original post)
cleanhippie Feb 2013 OP
Dorian Gray Feb 2013 #1
cleanhippie Feb 2013 #2
Lady Freedom Returns Feb 2013 #3
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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:37 PM

1. It was hypocritical of the Catholic

Hospital to deny church doctrine in their arguments, though I don't see how, according to state law, any other outcome could happen. The hospital and diocese could offer some sort of recompense. I don't know why they ignored the fetuses if the father had given the go ahead for a c-section to save the babies. That makes little sense to me.

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Response to Dorian Gray (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:39 PM

2. IT'S. ABOUT. MONEY.

They don't want to pay for their mistake, so their "deeply held religious beliefs" go right out the fucking window when it's convenient.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:47 PM

3. The Catholic Church is incredible!

The use the argument that fetuses are people for one thing, yet are ready to jump on the thing they have argued about to save there pocket book. 'Morally wrong' doesn't even start to describe it!

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:38 PM

4. Pay up or shut up

If they have the strength of their convictions, they would pay the liability claimed plus interest.

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