Posted by Rashanah Baldwin | Posted in News | Posted on 17-05-2010
Nun is rebuked for condoning abortion. On Saturday Arizona Republic newspaper reported that Sister Margaret McBride an administrator at a Catholic hospital in Phoenix has been rebuked by the local bishop.
MSNBC reported that the Catholic Church does not condone abortions except from secondary effects of other treatments like radiation of a cancerous fetus.
The state of Arizona is becoming a hotbed full of controversy.
Last month they passed the immigration law allowing police to stop any one suspected of being an immigrant and now a nun is rebuked for condoning a abortion that saved a life of a patient. Is the law and Catholic Church going to far in trying to control the actions of others?
Several months ago Sister Margaret McBride was apart of a ethics committee who consulted with a pregnant female patient who needed to have an abortion performed in order to save her life.
Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, head of the Phoenix Diocese Archbishop said any Catholic who participated in an abortion is automatically ex-communicated.
The decision to rebuked Sister McBride stirred up many heated discussions and tweets on twitter.
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center released a statement on Friday backing McBride decision, “This decision was made after consultation with the patient, her family, her physicians, and in consultation with the Ethics Committee, of which Sr. Margaret McBride is a member,”
A letter from the board chairwoman, president and CEO of CHW was sent to Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted stating,
“If there had been a way to save the pregnancy and still prevent the death of the mother, we would have done it,” the letter says. “We are convinced there was not.”
Bishop Olmsted declined to respond and Sister McBride has since been reassigned.