If Pregnant Don’t Go To A Catholic Hospital
April 4, 2011 2 Comments
“Would you ask someone else to die for your religious beliefs? A new proposal moving through Congress makes clear that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops apparently expects everyone to die for theirs. The same members of Congress who last week attempted to dial back the definition of rape to the nineteenth century now propose another change to federal law that is just as shocking: in a move long sought by the political arm of the Catholic clergy, hospitals would be permitted to refuse to treat women with life-threatening emergencies.” Nancy Northup/HuffPo
If your pregnant and are having problems with your pregnancy, do not, under any circumstances, go to a Catholic hospital. If you are the husband of a pregnant woman having problems, do not take her to a Catholic hospital.
Last week Sierra Vista Hospital, in rural Southeast Arizona, abandoned its affiliation with the Catholic Carondelet Health Systems. One year into a 2-year trial period, reality apparently hit home. The hospital board could no longer ignore daily picketing by concerned citizens, growing discontent of physicians barred from delivering high quality medical care and mounting evidence that strict doctrinal enforcement undermines a community’s trust in its medical provider.
It needs to be said again; if pregnant and having problems with that pregnancy…do not, under any circumstances, check into a Catholic hospital. They dispense their medical care by reference to the Catholic Dogma…and the mother is a very second class person in case of problems. Just like in the Church, the woman doesn’t count.