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Sunday, January 27, 2013

An Extreme case of Church Hypocracy

In an act of hutzpah unprecedented in the 2000 year history of the Catholic Church, lawyers for a Catholic hospital in Canon, Colorado used the the surprising defense that a fetus is not  a person until it is born to ward off paying out a malpractice claim. 
St. Thomas Moore Hospital, along with several of the facility's doctors were being sued in a wrongful death suit brought by the husband of a pregnant woman who, along with her two unborn children perished after the mother collapsed in the hospitals waiting room. Amazingly, the hospital cited Colorado secular state law that declared that an embryo is not considered a human until it is born. From hutzpa to balls, the husband not only lost the case but was sued $180,000 dollars in court costs.

Incensed by this blatant display of historic hypocrisy, I dispatched one of my agents to get the straight shoot from one of Colorado's highest ranking Catholic holy men. His reverence, who spoke on condition of anonymity expressed his grief over the Catholic hospitals improbable defense but added " Hey, listen of course I'm confused and more than a little pissed off by the defense staff argument that a fetus is not a human until conception but money is money and we are in dire straights, what with declining church attendance and especially all these damned child abuse cases. Sometimes reality must trump ideology".
My agent, nauseous and greatly disillusioned by the whole experience quickly made his way back to file his report but not before stopping at a local synagogue to inquire about converting to the Hebrew faith