( - promoted by Fong)
Can I just say it? Catholic hospitals are scary and policies based on Catholic directives threaten women's lives.
From the NYT: A woman with a life threatening pregnancy walks into a Catholic hospital in Phoenix. A committee agrees to save the woman's life by terminating the pregnancy. A nun on the committee gets excommunicated and has "resigned at the bishop's request."
"The mother's life cannot be preferred over the child's," the bishop's communication office elaborated in a statement.
Why does this matter to Coloradans? After all, it took place in a hospital in Phoenix.
1) Catholic hospitals are merging with secular hospitals. (What is the status of the Colorado Sisters of Mercy merger? I lost track of it.) Archbishop Chaput, Bless his Heart, seems to be on team Phoenix.
2) People try to claim that abortion bans, like Amendment 62 -- Eggmendment Redux-- don't need exceptions for the life of the mother. Yeah, they do. We can't assume that every hospital, lawyer, or doctor will assume that "of course" you save the woman's life -- when good nuns are sent to hell for voting with a committee to save a woman's life.