NPR.org – Nun Excommunicated For Allowing Abortion

When is letting a human being die when you could save her life NOT EVIL?????

Apparently when the alternative is an abortion.

The Catholic Church would rather women die than ever have an abortion, even in the early weeks of pregnancy. THEY ARE OKAY with both mother and fetus dying, even if the mother could have been saved by sacrificing the fetus.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126985072&sc=emaf

[Lisa Sowle Cahill, who teaches Catholic theology at Boston College:] “There was no good way out of it. The official church position would mandate that the correct solution would be to let both the mother and the child die.”

“She consented in the murder of an unborn child,” says the Rev. John Ehrich, the medical ethics director for the Diocese of Phoenix. “There are some situations where the mother may in fact die along with her child. But — and this is the Catholic perspective — you can’t do evil to bring about good. The end does not justify the means.”

But apparently you CAN DO EVIL to prevent abortion — so doesn’t this negate their position that the end doesn’t justify the means?

Something tells me that there isn’t a single lay member of the Catholic church who agrees with this policy.

The Catholic Church is WRONG. This is IMMORAL.

Poll shows Tea Party would run big budget deficits and increase the national debt | CAIVN

http://caivn.org/article/2010/05/03/poll-shows-tea-party-would-run-big-budget-deficits-and-increase-national-debt

In a CBS/NY Times poll, 91% of Tea Partiers supported a smaller government with fewer services.  However, 62% stated that they believed Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are worth the cost.  But, a pie chart for FY 2009 reveals that these three entitlement programs accounted for a whopping 42% of the federal budget.

Government intrusion is government intrusion

I’m always amazed that the same people who rant and rave about what they consider “politically correct” nannyism–consumer protections, environmental protection, are the same ones who support government intrusion into our personal lives. I think it’s because they don’t believe these intrusions will affect THEM, only the other guy (or in most cases, girl).

Posted on Thursday, May. 13, 2010

Government should let us grow up
By JOY-ANN REID

To hear the pundits tell it, there’s a debate raging across America over whether our government is too big.

 

Apparently, tea party types, mostly oldsters, who wanted Sarah Palin to have access to the nuclear codes, want less government, plus their Social Security and Medicare, and believe “we the people” should put our trust in unregulated capitalism.

 

BP, Wall Street and the Massey mines thank you.

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