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    Church Ousts Nun Who OK'd Abortion to Save Woman

    Church Ousts Nun Who OK'd Abortion to Save Woman - CBS News

    CBS took the PC route and used the word "oust" instead of "excommunicate."

    A nun was kicked out of the Catholic Church for approving an abortion in order to save a pregnant woman's life.

    According to a National Public Radio report, Sister Margaret McBride approved the abortion for a 27-year-old woman who was 11 weeks pregnant but suffered from a serious heart condition. Doctors said the woman faced near-certain death had she continued her pregnancy at the Catholic Church in Phoenix last November.

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    But the hospital felt it could proceed because of an exception — called Directive 47 in the U.S. Catholic Church's ethical guidelines for health care providers — that allows, in some circumstance, procedures that could kill the fetus to save the mother. Sister Margaret McBride, who was an administrator at the hospital as well as its liaison to the diocese, gave her approval.
    And from NPR:
    Nun Excommunicated For Allowing Abortion : NPR
    According to a hospital document, she had "right heart failure," and her doctors told her that if she continued with the pregnancy, her risk of mortality was "close to 100 percent."
    Short version: Woman has heart problem, continued pregnancy was going to kill her. The administrator who approved the abortion was a nun, gets excommunicated.

    Given a clear cut choice between kill the child and kill both, the church would have chosen both, apparently. I feel bad for everyone involved.
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    Re: Church Ousts Nun Who OK'd Abortion to Save Woman

    This is the same church that thinks its alright to abuse children, and let the priest be moved around for decides, and your surprised by this. These people are hypocrites to the fullest in my own opinion.
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    Re: Church Ousts Nun Who OK'd Abortion to Save Woman

    Yep, the church is sending a clear message. Molest young boys and you are forgiven and can continue to be a priest, save a woman's life and you are excommunicated.

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    Re: Church Ousts Nun Who OK'd Abortion to Save Woman

    Well I see the usual church bashers are out in force even if I disagree with their decision taking the opportunity to display your own extreme bigotry towards Christianity isn't warranted.
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    Re: Church Ousts Nun Who OK'd Abortion to Save Woman

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Well I see the usual church bashers are out in force even if I disagree with their decision taking the opportunity to display your own extreme bigotry towards Christianity isn't warranted.
    How is it "bigotry towards Christianity" to point out that the Catholic Church bureaucracy has become a disgusting entity that has lost all touch with reality?
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    Re: Church Ousts Nun Who OK'd Abortion to Save Woman

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Well I see the usual church bashers are out in force even if I disagree with their decision taking the opportunity to display your own extreme bigotry towards Christianity isn't warranted.
    Sorry, but in this case the criticism is warranted.

    Or do you not see anything backwards in excommunicating a nun because she ordered an abortion to save a woman's life and letting child molesting priests still serve in the church?

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    Re: Church Ousts Nun Who OK'd Abortion to Save Woman

    She pursued an abortion at a Catholic hospital? That's interesting.

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    Re: Church Ousts Nun Who OK'd Abortion to Save Woman

    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno View Post
    These people are hypocrites to the fullest in my own opinion.
    If you distill "these people" to "Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted", you will have a factually accurate opinion.

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    Re: Church Ousts Nun Who OK'd Abortion to Save Woman

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Well I see the usual church bashers are out in force even if I disagree with their decision taking the opportunity to display your own extreme bigotry towards Christianity isn't warranted.
    So they don't deserve to be criticized? Nothing they ever do can be challenged?
    Even if we're criticizing them for things that have nothing at all to do with religion?

    Who is really biased here -- the ones who call out the hypocrites or the ones who defend them even when they molest children and desire the death of women?

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    Re: Church Ousts Nun Who OK'd Abortion to Save Woman

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Church Ousts Nun Who OK'd Abortion to Save Woman - CBS News

    CBS took the PC route and used the word "oust" instead of "excommunicate."



    And from NPR:
    Nun Excommunicated For Allowing Abortion : NPR


    Short version: Woman has heart problem, continued pregnancy was going to kill her. The administrator who approved the abortion was a nun, gets excommunicated.

    Given a clear cut choice between kill the child and kill both, the church would have chosen both, apparently. I feel bad for everyone involved.
    Apparently "the church" chose to give her an abortion, as that's what happened.

    One Bishop disagrees but his word is not final.

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