Those Catholics sure do love to excommunicate people for abortions, even when the abortion saves one life that would have otherwise died. A woman in Arizona was pregnant, and would have died from complications in the pregnancy unless she had an abortion. The nun in charge of hospital administration approved the abortion, and was excommunicated.
There’s one excellent question in this report — why is it that this nun that saved the woman’s life is excommunicated, whereas child-buggery will just get you shuffled off to another parish? And the choice was a no-brainer. Eleven week old fetus, no larger than 4 centimetres long, or the mother of four existing children. It’s not like the fetus would have survived if the mother died, you shiftless moral absolutists. How the ever-loving fuck can you call yourself pro-life and refuse the abortion in this case?
Frankly, I’m glad that the administrator was thrown out of the church. Her morals were too good. They were bringing up the bell curve on the religious organization’s own. She might even have brought some people around to the world of rational, humanistic moral behaviour, and when an organization is as rotten to the core as these guys, any draw toward reason just sustains their supposed monopoly on morality.
Oh, who am I kidding? This dogmatic mindset leads to all sorts of gross misrepresentations of reality and justice. It’s not like having one more moderate on the inside would have done any REAL damage to their whole immoral edifice. For every one reasonable person trying to tear down the walls, there’s twenty more reinforcing it with brick and mortar.
Hat tip to Rich Wilson, who linked the video in the above-linked post.