From Nicholas Kristof this morning:
“Sister Margaret was a senior administrator of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix. A 27-year-old mother of four arrived late last year, in her third month of pregnancy. According to local news reports and accounts from the hospital and some of its staff members, the mother suffered from a serious complication called pulmonary hypertension. That created a high probability that the strain of continuing pregnancy would kill her.
“In this tragic case, the treatment necessary to save the mother’s life required the termination of an 11-week pregnancy,” the hospital said in a statement. “This decision was made after consultation with the patient, her family, her physicians, and in consultation with the Ethics Committee.”
Sister Margaret was a member of that committee. She declined to discuss the episode with me, but the bishop of Phoenix, Thomas Olmstead, ruled that Sister Margaret was “automatically excommunicated” because she assented to an abortion.”
Priests who rape children? Not even kicked out of the priesthood. Pedophile priests are never excommunicated. In fact many of the sickos appeal to the bishop to allow them to maintain their “priestly dignity” once their disgusting practices come to light. And usually the bishops agree.
You can call, fax, or email the Bishop of Phoenix, Thomas Olmsted, and tell him that his actions are both despicable and enlightening. We now know how much a woman’s life is valued by the hierarchy of the church. Terminating an 11-week embryo is apparently more of a sin than murdering a young mother and orphaning her four children. What a scumbag.
Contact info here:
Dioceses of Phoenix
Bishop Thomas Olmsted