|Posted: 1/26/2013 8:20:57 PM|
I have no doubt that we don't have all the relevant details. No doubt. But there are two facts here:
1. A c-section was not performed. (Malpractice? Maybe. But that's for the judicial system to decide.)
2. The Catholic institution won its case by lowering the humanity of two fetuses to non-human status. (Unethical and hypocritical? Yep. And that's for the court of public opinion to decide.)
|Posted: 1/26/2013 8:24:09 PM|And the only reason they are doing this now is because it was publicized.
|Posted: 1/26/2013 8:25:21 PM|
Nighowl, I completely understand your opinion. This is actually a really interesting and important discussion despite the tragic loss of life.
|Posted: 1/26/2013 8:58:04 PM|
You don't get "carried away" and haphazardly "stick in a statement" when you write a brief and it's not just one set of eyes looking at it. Words are everything in the law. It's all very carefully constructed.
This. I'm sure that the high-level administrators, the legal department for the hospital and the litigation team AT A MINIMUM developed the legal strategy for this. It wasn't some fly-by-the-seat of your pants plan. No way. Good legal counsel not only provides you with legal advice, but what the possible ramifications of a particular course of action may be. I cannot imagine being a member of this legal team and not thinking, "what are the possible implications of our approach?"
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|Posted: 1/26/2013 9:28:06 PM|
And the only reason they are doing this now is because it was publicized.
|OK. Newbie. This is how it works. If your post consists of 80% sanity, 10% stupidity and 10% all kinds of crazy, we immediately focus on the 20% b/c it discredits the 80%.
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|Posted: 1/26/2013 9:43:16 PM|
The Catholic Church continues down the pass of hypocrisy. How are they possibly defending this with their passionate pro-life stance?
It's all just nonsense anyway!
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|Posted: 1/27/2013 1:41:39 AM|
But the 'church' is priests and bishops, etc, and I dont imagine a priest worked through all the legal papers.
The Church is Priests and Bishops...many of them with advanced degrees in business, law, medicine, psychology and other useful things. These days Priests don't just go to the Seminary, they also study things that are relevant to running a huge organization like the Catholic Church.
I don't buy for one split second that the Church just said 'Here you guys handle this' and let the lawyers come up with a defense. You can bet your last dollar they knew exactly what the legal argument would be.
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|Posted: 1/27/2013 9:52:19 AM|
Hypocrites. They can't have it both ways. I'm prolife and think it's awful that they are claiming this woman's babies aren't people to save money.
Breaks my heart for the mother, first to lose her babies and then to be told they weren't babies at all....
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