… and gets shit on for it:
Sister Margaret McBride was on an ethics committee that included doctors that consulted with a young woman who was 11 weeks pregnant late last year, The Arizona Republic newspaper reported on its website Saturday. The woman was suffering from a life-threatening condition that likely would have caused her death if she hadn’t had the abortion at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.
Hospital officials defended McBride’s actions but confirmed that she has been reassigned from her job as vice president of mission integration at the hospital. They said in a statement that saving the mother required that the fetus be aborted. [...]
Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, head of the Phoenix Diocese, indicated in a statement that the Roman Catholic involved was “automatically excommunicated” because of the action.
Automatically excommunicated! Well, lucky her, eh? Funny how the church has yet to excommunicate anyone for the child rape so many of the pope’s minions seem to indulge in. But abortion… stand back!
From Brazil to Mexico to Nicaragua to everywhere else, stories of catholic church’s destructive influence on womens’ health (not to mention childrens’) surface with depressing regularity. Another day, another tale of this cult of creepy old castrati in velvet robes and fancy hats passing judgement on anyone who dares to consider a real life more valuable than a potential one.
I sometimes wonder what becomes of the “excommunicated” — do they bow and scrape and roll over and piss themselves and beg forgiveness or do they bitterly break free from the yoke of the tyrannical dingbats at the Vatican?
There might be good money to be made in de-programming these people.