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    re: Catholic hospital 'risked woman's life by forcing her to deliver 18-week fetus[W:465]

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Her water broke, she should know...OB aint my thing but I would know to get a second opinion.
    Ahh, I see! Even though the doctors did not give her any indication that she should see someone else, she should have assumed she knew better than the doctors!!
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    re: Catholic hospital 'risked woman's life by forcing her to deliver 18-week fetus[W:465]

    I mentioned something about Catholic Hospitals withholding some information in #6, it just sounds to horrendous to beleive without a little skepticism.
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    Ahh, I see! Even though the doctors did not give her any indication that she should see someone else, she should have assumed she knew better than the doctors!!
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    re: Catholic hospital 'risked woman's life by forcing her to deliver 18-week fetus[W:465]

    I am ok with them not aborting the baby if they don't believe it to be the right thing to do. But as Drs, they should have informed her of what was happening.
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    re: Catholic hospital 'risked woman's life by forcing her to deliver 18-week fetus[W:465]

    Quote Originally Posted by RogueWarrior View Post
    Wow Really?
    They never told her that the was no chance the fetus would survive. If they had told her that and that their policy is no abortions, she could have made that choice. The doctors have an obligation to her first and foremost. Do no harm and they almost killed her.
    She had two other kids so she knew that when her water broke and she went the first time that there was no turning back. So wow, yes, really. The doctors do not have an obligation to do whatever she tells them to do. She wanted an abortion and did not get one. That she had to deliver the baby would not have changed anything about the situation other than the she had to confront it.

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    re: Catholic hospital 'risked woman's life by forcing her to deliver 18-week fetus[W:465]

    Everyone seems to be missing the fact that this hospital was the only hospital in her entire county. I'm sure someone will decide that she *should* have driven how ever many miles it took to go to another hospital in another county (even though many public hospitals require people to be a resident of the county), and if she didn't have a car she *should* have hopped on a bus for XX number of hours with her water running down her leg and labor pains starting, and if there was no bus service available she *should* have simply gone home like the hospital said and waited for god to either (a) deliver her stillborn child or (b) kill them both.

    Bottom line, this hospital violated the sanctity of the "do no harm" premise by refusing to properly care for a woman who was in obvious distress, and not making arrangements for her to get the care she so desperately needed when they themselves refused to provide it. There's no freaking excuse for this. None.

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    re: Catholic hospital 'risked woman's life by forcing her to deliver 18-week fetus[W:465]

    If a hospital cannot keep all its medical options open then it's not fit to practice medicine.

    There should only be one standard for hospitals. A "Catholic" hospital is likely not practicing proper medicine as defined by the College of Physicians.

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    re: Catholic hospital 'risked woman's life by forcing her to deliver 18-week fetus[W:465]

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Everyone seems to be missing the fact that this hospital was the only hospital in her entire county. I'm sure someone will decide that she *should* have driven how ever many miles it took to go to another hospital in another county (even though many public hospitals require people to be a resident of the county), and if she didn't have a car she *should* have hopped on a bus for XX number of hours with her water running down her leg and labor pains starting, and if there was no bus service available she *should* have simply gone home like the hospital said and waited for god to either (a) deliver her stillborn child or (b) kill them both.

    Bottom line, this hospital violated the sanctity of the "do no harm" premise by refusing to properly care for a woman who was in obvious distress, and not making arrangements for her to get the care she so desperately needed when they themselves refused to provide it. There's no freaking excuse for this. None.
    I checked a little and it seems that some of her other hospital choice are run by the same folks using the same guidelines.

    A hospital should provide equal care for everyone. That does not mean that the staff should be forced to do things against their beliefs. However, I emphatically state that nobody should be forced to do things against their beliefs.
    A doctor or nurse or other personnel can refuse to do procedures if they feel their faith forbids them.
    But a hospital, especially the only one in a county, should be prepared to treat everyone. They should have enough staff prepared to handle any procedure.

    Hospitals, like schools and government, should be secular. Treatment should be secular.
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    re: Catholic hospital 'risked woman's life by forcing her to deliver 18-week fetus[W:465]

    Practitioners and institutions can have their values and no one should take that away from them, I'd like to hear from her physician in order to have a fair judgement on the case.
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    re: Catholic hospital 'risked woman's life by forcing her to deliver 18-week fetus[W:465]

    3 years to file suit? Smells like BS to me...

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    re: Catholic hospital 'risked woman's life by forcing her to deliver 18-week fetus[W:465]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    She had two other kids so she knew that when her water broke and she went the first time that there was no turning back. So wow, yes, really. The doctors do not have an obligation to do whatever she tells them to do. She wanted an abortion and did not get one. That she had to deliver the baby would not have changed anything about the situation other than the she had to confront it.
    I agree that the Dr's do not have an obligation to do what she says, but they do have the obligation to inform her of the danger she is in.
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