Tuesday, April 25, 2006

VERY unhappy with the Catholics again

Sometimes I really loathe this country. Given the current administration, it goes without saying that I’m embarrassed before the rest of the world to be an American, but this is a new low: not being able to get an abortion in a hospital (late first trimester or early second trimester) when your fetus has a chromosomal abnormality incompatible with life. And this is obviously not some twitty teenager who didn't think ahead. Then there was the case cited by a commenter on that post where a woman was bleeding from a tubal pregnancy (extremely life-threatening for the mother and invariably fatal for the fetus, obviously) but unfortunately the ultrasound showed that the fetus still had a heartbeat, so they had to fuck around with the hospital’s Ethics Committee as her life hung in the balance, since the only hospital in the area was Catholic. What the hell is the matter with these people? How can they POSSIBLY look in the mirror if they support capital punishment or gun ownership, or for that matter how can they sit around on their asses in a world of poverty, disease, violent movies, etc., as if those things weren’t hurting and killing a hell of a lot more people than terminating fetuses that can’t live in the first place? Arrrrgghh.

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