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Life begins at conception, according to the Catholic Church, but in a wrongful death suit in Colorado, a Catholic health care company has argued just the opposite.
A fetus is not legally a person until it is born, the hospital's lawyers have claimed in its defense. And now it may be up to the state's Supreme Court to decide.


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After about two years of litigation, defense attorneys for the hospital and doctors entered an argument that shocked the widower.
They said that under state law, an embryo is not person until it is born alive, according to court documents. The Stodghills' twins were deceased when they were removed from their mother's lifeless body.





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Germans and a nonstory.


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Germans and a nonstory.





So a fetus is only a person as long as money isn't involved.

The moment cash might be exchanged then they change their views and the catholic church of course makes the correction.


Hilarious.


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3rd time in like 3 days this has been posted


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And the arguments are just as stupid.

All those jackasses arguing the hospital should ignore the law, feel free to support a law stating they are persons. You know you cannot, because it would make your cherished abortion murder.


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I don't see the contradiction.

They are arguing that, under the laws on the books, life does not begin at conception.

This doesn't necessarily contradict with their personal views or the views of the Catholic Church as it's really just a statement regarding what the state laws say.

You could argue they are copouts for appealing to state law as opposed to personal conviction. But this is a legal interpretation and a legal interpretation only. As lawyers, despite who they are lawyers for, they could be charged with malpractice for ignoring the laws on the books in furtherance of some philosophical ethic.
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I don't see the contradiction.

They are arguing that, under the laws on the books, life does not begin at conception.

This doesn't necessarily contradict with their personal views or the views of the Catholic Church as it's really just a statement regarding what the state laws say.

You could argue they are copouts for appealing to state law as opposed to personal conviction. But this is a legal interpretation and a legal interpretation only. As lawyers, despite who they are lawyers for, they could be charged with malpractice for ignoring the laws on the books in furtherance of some philosophical ethic.


It's called doing the right thing and standing up for one's beliefs. If the Catholic church really believes that life begins at conception. Then they need to crack open the check book. Clearly...they do not....well as long as money is involved.



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If the people screaming hypocrisy want to carry water for trial lawyers, they can support laws to define fetuses as persons.


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Hilarious.



The nonstory part is everyone who thinks that Rome somehow micromanages every hospital with the word "Catholic" in its name worldwide.

The Archdiocese didn't even know about (at least on a level above some random secretary) this until it hit the news this week. As soon as it did, they released a statement (posted in one of the other threads) saying that they'll investigate and will take action if they can.


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It's called doing the right thing and standing up for one's beliefs. If the Catholic church really believes that life begins at conception. Then they need to crack open the check book. Clearly...they do not....well as long as money is involved.


You missed the point. The Catholic Church's position is irrelevant in terms of the lawyers' carrying out their duties to interpret the laws on the books and receive the best outcome for their clients with respect to those laws. You're essentially asking for morality to be inserted into the legal analysis, a bargaining position you'd surely disagree with under a different set of facts.


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It's called doing the right thing and standing up for one's beliefs. If the Catholic church really believes that life begins at conception. Then they need to crack open the check book. Clearly...they do not....well as long as money is involved.


I love it. Folks get mad when their own spit hits em in the face. Why should the hospital just roll over and take it? Cause they're nice people and have morals?


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Stopped reading right there. Where it all started. The hypocrisy and persecution. The biggest cause of war and death in this world besides disease, has been religion. Muslims today still killing each other because one is a different sect than another. Catholics leading the crusades, murdering and thieving along. People who buy into this hoax surprise me more and more everyday.


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It's called doing the right thing and standing up for one's beliefs. If the Catholic church really believes that life begins at conception. Then they need to crack open the check book. Clearly...they do not....well as long as money is involved.



I hope you are back on here when this all is worked out.


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