Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mom and twins die, Catholic hospital argues fetuses aren’t people in malpractice suit

Just one more example of "pro-life" only matters when they want it to. Money meant more to them this time so they said the twins were not "people" and used the law to get away with it. Would be nice if they felt that way all the time instead of just when they want to or stuck to their claimed beliefs even when it meant they would have to pay a price.
Catholic hospital argues fetuses aren’t people in malpractice suit
JAN 24, 2013
Yes, Catholic Health Initiatives' latest move is hypocritical, but they are following the law. That's a good thing

There is something a little off about the Internet gloating surrounding a malpractice lawsuit that got a Catholic hospital to do a 180 on fetal personhood.

Sure, it is hypocritical for a Catholic hospital to reverse course on their “commitment to the unborn” just because there is money at stake. But by rejecting the wrongful death claim filed after two 7 month-old fetuses died in the womb, Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit that runs roughly 170 health facilities in 17 states, is finally following the law, rather than fighting it. And that’s a good thing.

Lori Stodghill was 31-years old, seven-months pregnant with twin boys and feeling sick when she arrived at St. Thomas More hospital in Cañon City on New Year’s Day 2006. She was vomiting and short of breath and she passed out as she was being wheeled into an examination room. Medical staff tried to resuscitate her but, as became clear only later, a main artery feeding her lungs was clogged and the clog led to a massive heart attack. Stodghill’s obstetrician, Dr. Pelham Staples, who also happened to be the obstetrician on call for emergencies that night, never answered a page. His patient died at the hospital less than an hour after she arrived and her twins died in her womb.
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