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  •  Framing - The hospital was compelled by (2+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, orlbucfan

    religious law in Ireland to let an otherwise healthy pregnant woman die a slow, painful, and preventable death, by withholding medical treatment for her miscarriage.

    Medical treatment that is neither novel, nor experimental, and that would likely have saved her life.

    This can not be over-stated, so I'll say it again.

    This was not manslaughter.
    This was not murder.
    No one took any action that caused this woman to die.
    No one killed her.

    This was watching a woman die, slowly, in pain.

    •  Well it was depraved indifference at least (1+ / 0-)
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      Manslaughter or murder 2 maybe.

      There's not code in the legal books for "watching a person die slowly in pain".

      That would be called evil. But we don't have prison sentences for that.

      For the record, I am not a member of Courtesy Kos. Just so you know. Don't be stupid. It's election season. My patience is short.

      by mdmslle on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 12:59:22 PM PST

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    •  What ever happened to the Hippocratic (2+ / 0-)
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      LilithGardener, My Iron Lung

      Oath? This poor woman died slowly of internal blood poisoning. The fetus was dead toxic tissue that was rotting inside her. Screw religion and the Roman Catholic Church. They have this innocent woman's blood on their hands along w/tons of others throughout the ages!

      Inner and Outer Space: the Final Frontiers.

      by orlbucfan on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 01:01:05 PM PST

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      •  Although the method of death may differ, (1+ / 0-)
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        this is not the first innocent the Roman Catholic Church has condemned to death, and with ideology as rigid as theirs, it won't be the last.  RCC members just have to be aware that this is what their church leaders are capable of in the name of "doctrinal purity."

        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 01:52:39 PM PST

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