So, out of the clear blue, the Catholic church has decided, contrary to years of wanting to force women to have babies under the guise of pro-life, has decided that maybe a fetus isn’t a person after all.
But only if it will cost them money.
A woman pregnant with twins shows up at a Catholic hospital emergency room. The doctor is paged. He refuses to respond to the page and she dies, along with the twins she was carrying.
The husband sues for wrongful death of his wife and the twins.
And the lawyer hired by the Catholic church argues —
As Jason Langley, an attorney with Denver-based Kennedy Childs, argued in one of the briefs he filed for the defense, the court “should not overturn the long-standing rule in Colorado that the term ‘person,’ as is used in the Wrongful Death Act, encompasses only individuals born alive. Colorado state courts define ‘person’ under the Act to include only those born alive. Therefore Plaintiffs cannot maintain wrongful death claims based on two unborn fetuses.”
Oh, so now a fetus is a person unless they are left neglected to die in a Catholic Hospital.
That’s the problem with sanctimony – it has a large capacity to bite back.
Thanks to everybody for the heads up.