The organization’s mission, according to its promotional literature, is to “nurture the healing ministry of the Church” and to be guided by “fidelity to the Gospel.” Toward those ends, Catholic Health facilities seek to follow the Ethical and Religious Directives of the Catholic Church authored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Those rules have stirred controversy for decades, mainly for forbidding non-natural birth control and abortions. “Catholic health care ministry witnesses to the sanctity of life ‘from the moment of conception until death,’” the directives state. “The Church’s defense of life encompasses the unborn.”
But when it came to mounting a defense in the Stodghill case, Catholic Health’s lawyers effectively turned the Church directives on their head. Catholic organizations have for decades fought to change federal and state laws that fail to protect “unborn persons,” and Catholic Health’s lawyers in this case had the chance to set precedent bolstering anti-abortion legal arguments. Instead, they are arguing state law protects doctors from liability concerning unborn fetuses on grounds that those fetuses are not persons with legal rights.
I am an American. That's the way most of us put it, just matter of factly. They are plain words, those four. You could write them on your thumbnail, or you could sweep them clear across a bright autumn sky. But remember too, that they are more than words. They are a way of life. So whenever you speak them, speak them firmly; speak them proudly; speak them gratefully. I am an American. ... a tradition
That is not the reasoning for Roe V Wade, that is religious idiocy.
Roe V Wade's argument was one of bodily autonomy. The government cannot force you, mal, to give me an organ even if I will die without it. Similary the government cannot force me to give anyone an organ, such as a uterus, even if they will die without it.
When people die they can decide what is to be done with their bodies, down to every single little bit. This is not true for women's reproductive parts; in the last few years so many reproductive laws have gone into effect in the US that women have less rights than corpses.
None of the laws anywhere ever have prevented abortions. Restrictive abortion laws do not reduce the incidence of abortion. Women will find a way, no matter what. What does prevent abortion is a country that is a good place to have a kid. The lowest incidences of abortion occur where there is free and safe health care, including family planning and abortion, good childcare, and excellent parental leave. Therefore the traditional Republican stance of banning abortion and reducing health care "entitlements" actually increases abortions.
Giving poor and underage US women free contraception, advice, family planning and abortions reduces abortion rates 45 -71%, averaging about 68%. That's TWO THIRDS. You want to reduce abortion? Institute excellent reproductive health care for women. Yeay Obamacare, and can we do more??
plasmaball: Yes a woman's Orgasm is like trying to spot the wild snow leopard. You must wait weeks upon maybe months and if you are lucky you might spot a small puddle from this cunning creature called the orgasm. its more like sometimes you have to fake it because
Feb 7, 2013 12:05:17 GMT -5
plasmaball: we find you boring.
Feb 7, 2013 12:05:22 GMT -5
LadyGunSlinger: Your psychobabble is just that and shows you don't know shit about a woman's body.
Feb 7, 2013 12:27:10 GMT -5
plasmaball: sigh sarcasm is lost on the stupid. dear the womans body is not a rubix cube.
Feb 7, 2013 12:37:53 GMT -5
LadyGunSlinger: As if I am suppose to be able to discern your attitude over the interwebz??
Feb 7, 2013 12:44:55 GMT -5