Perspectives on abortion care from those of us who've been there.
When you overcome your moment of shock, here is a link with information about writing an email/tweet/facebook post of support to Sister McBride.http://www.catholicsforchoice.org/actioncenter/alerts/SupportSisterMcBride.asp
Yeah, the headline doesn't even do the WTF justice. Woman would probably die, pregnancy was probably doomed, what else would the church have recommended? Turns out they would've preferred to see both die, according to an official-sounding anti-choicer who commented over at abortiongang: http://abortiongang.org/2010/05/excommunication-in-the-face-of-choice/comment-page-1/#comment-632
Yeah, sexually abusing the children is fine, but no abortions...makes my head swim.
Interesting follow-up: the Archdiocese was wrong. http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/blog/2010/05/20/diocese-phoenix-maligns-catholic-errs-canon
" The official church position would mandate that the correct solution would be to let both the mother and the child die."That "information" is incorrect! The church will allow an abortion to save the life of the mother if both will die if the pregnancy continues.She needs to see her bishop's superior! Olmstead is dead wrong.
A woman involved in an abortion is excommunicated, but pedophile priests are not. They even kept Hitler around in the chuch (he was never excommunicated) but an impregnated rape victim, hey fuck her.
This is not a debate forum -- there are hundreds of other sites for that. This is a safe space for abortion care providers and one that respects the full spectrum of reproductive choices; comments that are not in that spirit will either wind up in the spam filter or languish in the moderation queue.