Catholic hospital argue that a fetus is not a person
by grimgraphix - 1/26/13 2:33 PM
Expectant mother dies in ER, along with her unborn twins....
The husband... sued the hospital and its owner, Catholic Health Initiatives, for the wrongful deaths of all three.
After about two years of litigation, defense attorneys for the hospital and doctors entered an argument that shocked the widower.
They [the lawyers for the Catholic organization] said that under state law, an embryo is not person until it is born alive, according to court documents. The Stodghills' twins were deceased when they were removed from their mother's lifeless body.
Catholics win in court, AND THEN COUNTERSUE the widower!
Catholic Health Initiatives would not speak to CNN on camera, but said in a statement, "In this case... as Catholic organizations, (we) are in union with the moral teachings of the Church."