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  •  Here's the official word from a local (3+ / 0-)
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    Catholic hospital, Franciscan Medical Group, taken from their Policy and Procedure Manual:

    -    Operations, treatments, and medications that have as their direct purpose the cure of a proportionately serious pathological condition of a pregnant woman are permitted when they cannot be safely postponed until the unborn child is viable, even if they will result in the death of the unborn child.
    -    In case of extrauterine pregnancy, no intervention is morally licit which constitutes a direct abortion.
    For this hospital it looks as if chemo might be OK but an ectopic pregnancy would be a death sentence. I suspect the Republicans would use something like this as a model.

    I came for the politics and stayed for the science.

    by bwren on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 02:46:01 PM PDT

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    •  so chemo is okay because it might damage the (3+ / 0-)
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      fetus but not kill it.
      Sounds like they would agree with excommunicating that poor nun/administrator of the hospital in Arizona because she authorized the abortion that saved the life of the woman (who already had 4 children).
      They would rather that a woman lose her life (knowing that would kill the fetus anyway) and 4 children lose their mother than have a live-saving abortion.
      Crazy. beyond crazy.

      We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank

      by Tamar on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 02:51:29 PM PDT

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