In malpractice case, Catholic hospital argues fetuses aren’t people

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    In malpractice case, Catholic hospital argues fetuses aren?t people | The Colorado Independent


    This should prove very interesting. It's only a fetus when - what? What's the deciding factor? Your legal butt isn't on the line?
     
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    Very interesting.
     
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    The attorneys for the prosecution should have a field day with this one.
     
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    There are several states that have laws on the books that grant some form of personship to a fetus. Terrible laws, with terrible consequences. I wish the MSM would spend more time highlighting the problems inherent in giving the unborn legal standing.
     
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    I'm still a bit shocked that they chose to take this line of defense. Very shocked, actually.
     
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    As hypocrital as it seems, it's using the law as it stands in a legal argument I guess.
     
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    I'm not sure what the issue is. The law doesn't consider a fetus a person and this case is being argued based on the law, not Catholic doctrine.
     
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    Makes it look like they don't have a leg to stand on, if that's the only defense they can come up with.
     
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    Really? Well, they've been trying to make their doctrine the law of the land for years now. So what is the truth, to the Church?
     
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    What they really believe doesn't matter - it's a legal argument, so, it's based on the law.
     

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