Monday, June 28, 2010

Clueless in Phoenix – Part II

Still Clueless in Phoenix

Personal comment: In My June 4, 2010 entry, Clueless in Phoenix, I posted that a nun in hospital administration at a Catholic hospital in Phoenix, AZ was excommunicated for sanctioning an abortion to save the life of a pregnant woman who had 4 small children at home. The Catholic Church has ‘clarified it’s position’ on such situations, giving further evidence, as if any was necessary, that the Church hierarchy is misogynistic and very much an old boys club.

Daily Women's Health Policy Report
Monday, June 28, 2010 11:54 AM

Catholic Bishops Clarify Abortion Definitions in Light of Ariz. Case

June 28, 2010 — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Doctrine released a statement last week clarifying how the church classifies direct abortions and indirect abortions, the Arizona Republic reports.

The statement refers to a recent case in which Sister Margaret McBride, an administrator at a Catholic hospital in Arizona, was excommunicated for her role in authorizing an abortion to save a woman's life. The statement did not review the particulars of the case or take a position on the excommunication; instead, it said USCCB wanted to clarify "confusion" about the church's stance on abortion.

According to the Republic, the church condemns direct abortion -- meant to terminate a pregnancy -- but permits indirect abortion -- in which fetal death is a secondary effect of another necessary procedure -- in some cases, such as a hysterectomy to treat uterine cancer. "As the church has said many times, direct abortion is never permissible because a good end cannot justify an evil means," the statement said, adding, "There are no situations in which it can be justified."

The statement "appears to confirm" the Phoenix bishop's classification of the Arizona case as a direct abortion, the Republic reports (Clancy, Arizona Republic, 6/25). In the case, the young mother of four was 11 weeks pregnant and had pulmonary hypertension, a rare condition in which continuing the pregnancy often jeopardizes the life of the woman. Physicians concluded that the placenta had to be removed to prevent the patient from dying


  1. So, the church's position is that if you get pregnant and if you cannot carry the kid to term without seriously affecting your own health, "tough shit"? That's is such an archane position to take.

  2. Welcome to the 13th century!

  3. Jill, I do not know why it comes to my mind in this second but long time no hear about your micro-bladed heels and your fight-training. Are you still competing?

  4. Hi Joe, welcome! Thanks for a great question! I fight only occasionally, in the senior division and for charity benefits in the fetish community. I do stay in shape for fighting as I wear Gepetto’s lightly armored Pleasure Boots – a really comfy pair of ballet-boots with replaceable micro blade heels - when I’m on duty at the casino. I’ll answer your question more fully in a post where I can go into some detail.


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