Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hypocrisy at St. Thomas More Hospital

Canon City, Colorado (CNN) -- Life begins at conception, according to the Catholic Church, but in a wrongful death suit in Colorado, a Catholic health care company has argued just the opposite.

A fetus is not legally a person until it is born, the hospital's lawyers have claimed in its defense. And now it may be up to the state's Supreme Court to decide.
They said that under state law, an embryo is not person until it is born alive, according to court documents. The Stodghills' twins were deceased when they were removed from their mother's lifeless body.
There is no excuse for a "Catholic" hospital to be making this argument, even if it a legal maneuver to use already existing state law as a defense.  The administrators of St. Thomas More Hospital and Centura Health should be ashamed of themselves!  I hope the Colorado bishops who are looking into this matter will right this wrong as quickly as possible.

1 comment:

Jacob said...

If the hospital is privately owned, the only thing the bishops can do is strip the hospital of its Catholic designation.