This legal maneuver doesn’t enhance the public image of Catholic Health Initiatives, and you can bet that Obama’s vultures are circling. It appears from reports that Lori Stodghill lost her life at Thomas More Hospital in Canon City due to a pulmonary embolism which led to a massive heart attack. Her two unborn babies also died, and the current lawsuit argues that this need not have happened. Dr. Pelham Staples, the hospital’s obstetrician on call did not answer his pager, for reasons unspecified in the reports.
The surprise inside this case is the lawyer, proffering a defense that the babies are not legal persons, and therefore are not protected by Colorado malpractice statutes. Lawyer Jason Langley argued that the court “should not overturn the long-standing rule in Colorado that the term ‘person,’ as is used in the Wrongful Death Act, encompasses only individuals born alive. Colorado state courts define ‘person’ under the Act to include only those born alive. Therefore Plaintiffs cannot maintain wrongful death claims based on two unborn fetuses.”
This kind of defense is not a good idea for Catholic Health Initiatives for a number of ethical reasons. It could also cost their member institutions more in philanthropic contributions than the cost of losing the Stodghill lawsuit.
It also undermines any Catholic objections to the HHS mandate. Obama’s team must be laughing themselves silly to see such a bad maneuver by this significant group of ideological opponents.
Susan B Anthony List — Pro Life bus tour in the battleground states. Here’s the schedule. BE THERE.
The message is that Obama is to the left of, and more extreme than most abortionists. In other words, most abortionists wouldn’t want to do abortions as late in the term (or post-birth) as Obama would allow.
Pro-lifer’s memory of Democrat Senator, Ben Nelson’s betrayal on abortion in Obamacare may have provided impetus for him to announce his retirement this week. His seat was considered one of the most endangered of the more than 20 Dem senate seats up for contention in 2012.
Nancy is frothing at the mouth with more intensity than usual, fueled possibly by the cognitive dissonance in her mind. Nancy professes some connection with Catholicism, which expressly states that the killings of humans by abortion are wrong. It is up close and personal for Pelosi, who wants these procedures available for her daughters. Living inside the head of this woman would not be pleasant.
From Nancy’s mind to yours, (4/20/07) decrying the upreme Court decision to uphold the ban of partial birth abortion: “This isn’t really an abortion issue. That is what really saddens me about what the justices said.
“This is about a procedure that any parent would want her daughter to have access to if she needed it. And to frame it as an abortion issue is doing a disservice to medicine and to our young women and our country. So I hope we can get the focus back on the fact that this Supreme Court is deciding what medical procedures are necessary for child-bearing women.”
Pharmer invites Pelosi to present a single medical case in which any procedure of carving up a human in utero is necessary specifically to save the life of a mother.
Rev. Walter Hoye, has won a unanimous decision from the Leftie 9th Circuit court against the city of Oakland, CA which had been persecuting him for offering abortion alternatives to women entering abortion clinics. Oakland had been found to only prosecute those who approached women in the clinic bubble zones if they were trying to dissuade women from abortion, not if they were advocating abortions.
The 9th Circuit Court concluded that Oakland’s enforcement policy is a constitutionally invalid, content-based regulation of speech”.
Congratulations to Rev. Hoye for prevailing in his steadfast defense of life, for which he had endured much hardship, including prison time.
Taiji Hasuda, president of the Jikei hospital’s parent company, brought forth the idea of this baby hatch, dubbed konotori no yurikago. It is modeled after similar ones in Germany, as a means to reduce abortions, and prevent abandonment of babies in unsafe conditions.
Are any Japanese speakers finding the cool homonym in Hasuda-san’s first name?
Filling up the Pharmer’s email are huge numbers of requests from various pro life organizations to sign petitions which demand removal of abortion from health care.
Very briefly, this is the explanation for an inability to sign on to most of these.
The premise from so many groups is that the problem of the democrat health care plans will be solved with language removing abortion funding from the bill.
People naively assume that removing funding will remove the abortion mandate. This is not so. Mothers will be coerced to abort unborn babies with untoward fetal diagnoses in any government run system, because there will be the threat of no health coverage for such kids. Health care professionals will still be coerced to participate in this and other unethical activity. This is the reality in other socialized medicine systems which lack the funding for care of premature infants, and those with significant congenital disabilities.
Denial of care at other points in development, with respect to early diagnosis using imaging, severe illnesses, and terminal illness, is also a sad reality in other government run health care systems, as well as the one planned for America.
Finally there is the problem of turning over our health care autonomy to an entity which is KNOWN to be CORRUPT. This is not a smart move. The control over our health care will be used by the government to control other aspects of our lives.
Sorry to the pro-life liberals, Pharmer, (whose insights stem from health care experience), is ethically constrained from signing on to any aspect of the killer-government controlled health care.
There has been a vast body of writing at online prolife forums from another most colorful church picketer. He is now deceased, but should not be forgotten. The Pharm search division connects the dots and brings you this 2002 article about Robert Ferguson.