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.Ah, don't you just love the sulfuric stench of religious hypocrisy? For you know that the hospital would fight any requirement to let physicians do abortions there, because their stance is life begins at conception.
A fetus is not legally a person until it is born, the hospital's lawyers have claimed in its defense.
When it is convenient for them to do so, they'll say "No, it begins at birth. But only when we've screwed the pooch. Then a fetus is just a meaningless mass of tissue."
Look, I get it. The lawyers are doing what they are supposed to be doing: Asserting every defense they can for their client.
But this defense flies in the face of everything that the Catholic Church has said for the last 40 years. I wouldn't be surprised if, all of a sudden, they find a way to settle this,
And yes, it's really scummy of them to have gone after the grieving widower for the Catholic hospital's legal fees. But let's face it: "Scummy" is where they live.