Sunday, September 14, 2008

Yet Another Reason I'm Not Catholic Anymore

Check out this thread, in which a bunch of Catholics argue over whether there is any moral way to end an ectopic pregnancy. They are very concerned about avoiding directly killing the embryo and the consensus seems to be that a drug-induced abortion is not morally defensible, but a salpingectomy is ok because the embryo's death is incidental to the procedure. In any case, the termination of an ectopic pregnancy is deemed morally problematic and women who undergo any treatment for this life-threatening condition are advised to go to confession.

Fifty points to anyone who can spot a commenter on this 100-comment thread who acknowledges that saving a woman's life may have some moral merit. There may be one — I didn't get all the way to the end before I had to go increase my monthly donations to Planned Parenthood.

Keep these whackos off my body.

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