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  •  You are absolutely right (0+ / 0-)

    When you buy liability insurance, you give up control of any defense to a claim against you arising out of an insured event.  This is a (facepalm) moment but not proof of an inconsistent position on the part of the insured, whether it's the church or not.

    If you think you're too small to be effective, you've never been in the dark with a mosquito.

    by marykk on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 05:56:39 PM PST

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    •  Wrong (6+ / 0-)

      The church has the choice to dump the insurer because its actions so deeply conflict with the church's morality.

      It is not doing dumping the insurer. It is embracing it, paying for this legal defense with ongoing premiums, as surely as it pays for contraception with its premiums.

      There is a choice here ("ironically"). The church whines about being forced to indirectly pay for contraception, but it continues to keep its insurer that it pays to treat fetuses as non-persons.

      "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

      by DocGonzo on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 06:31:23 PM PST

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      •  They can dump the insurer prospectively (0+ / 0-)

        but they can't get new coverage for this occurrence, which could be an easy seven figure verdict.   Absdoggy speaks as one who has done insurance defense work.  He/she is telling it like it is.

        If you think you're too small to be effective, you've never been in the dark with a mosquito.

        by marykk on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 06:34:24 PM PST

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        •  But They Aren't (0+ / 0-)

          The point is that they could dump the insurer, but they aren't.

          The church has made its choice: it's sticking with the insurer that insists fetuses aren't people, that it's OK for doctors to kill them because they're not people.

          Because they care more about money than about babies, than about women, than about souls. They worship money, not the god they made up.

          "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

          by DocGonzo on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 04:48:12 AM PST

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