I am a little worked up right now. I just viewed a segment on CBS Sunday Morning about a Catholic hopital in Phoenix, Arizona involved in the termination of a pregnancy by a mother of four. Apparently the woman developed severe complications and was facing heart failure and imminent death. The chief surgeon of the hospital decided to save her life and performed the abortion after consent from the staff ethics board headed by a sister nun. The board approved the procedure and the woman's life was spared. Subsequently an investigation ensued by the Catholic higher ups (Bishops, etc) and it was determined that equal consideration was not given to the fetus. The sister nun was excommunicated and the hospital (St. Joseph's) lost their catholic standing as ordered. Upon further review the nun has been re-instated but until the hospital states that it will never do this again they cannot regain their catholic hospital status. They refuse.
I talked to my mother about the issue, who is dead set against any and all abortion, and she was NOT sympathetic to the woman facing death! My socks are completely blown off! I asked her if it really made more sense for a woman and fetus to both die than ensuring at least the woman would survive. Would her senseless death have pleased her god? She says his ways are not always clear. It is extremely disturbing for me that someone's good judgement and sense can be so totally skewed in the wrong way. I had to prematurely end our conversation as my mind was reeling from her incredible lack of compassion for the mother.
Religions continues to operate illogical mind control over it's followers. My Mom is one of it's victims it's seems.