Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"John Wick didn't kill all those people because they broke his toaster." -MickAK

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Shorter Catholic Church: "Life Begins At Conception. Unless That Will Cost Us Money. Then It Doesn't."

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.
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.

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.


montag said...

Does this give other lawyers a useful citation?

Comrade Misfit said...

In Colorado, maybe.

w3ski said...

In my early 20's I read that book myself. Sure don't see how the can play it both ways like that.
I also read a lot more compassion in the book than they seem to find.
I must of not 'read it right'.

bearsense said...

Has anyone ever tried to get "life" (or health for that matter) insurance on a fetus ???
Don't know answer, just askin'