Catholic hospital takes surprise stance in lawsuit

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  • Maudine SLC, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 10:08 a.m.

    @ samhill: Most (if not all) supporters of reproductive choice will agree that once a fetus is old enough to survive outside the womb it should be given the necessary opportunities - as long as doing so does not endanger the life of the mother. (Under current US laws, late term abortions are only allowable in cases of life/health of the mother or severe fetal abnormality - no one is suggesting relaxing that stance.)

    No matter where you stand on abortion

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 8:59 a.m.

    It is perfectly fascinating to me to see how we (humans) can mangle language in our attempts to fool ourselves. It is sort of like people who deliberately set their clocks ahead in an attempt to avoid being chronically late.

    In this example we have one party who sues another because they didn't attempt to save the lives of two 28-week (7 months) old children who, if their mother had started premature delivery, would have been saved via emergency Cesarian surgery and then undoubtedly faced the challenges of all children delivered that early. Instead, they are left to die along with their mother. Consequently, their definition --as human beings-- is brought into question. All in an attempt, for purposes of avoiding legal liability, to avoid the obvious.

    Of course, the same squishy logic is deployed by abortion advocates in any discussion on that topic.

    How I wish we were more honest more often, especially with ourselves.