Phoenix bishop rebukes abortion at Catholic hospital

Well done, Bishop Olmstead.  May God bless you.

The Catholic Physicians Guild of Phoenix has issued a statement in support of Bishop Thomas Olmsted, who condemned an abortion that took place at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. Medical staff killed the unborn child after a hospital ethics committee deemed the abortion necessary to save the mother’s life.

“The Catholic Physicians Guild of Phoenix fully supports the Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted with respect to matters of life of a mother pregnant with a child in her womb,” says Dr. William Brophy, the guild’s president. “An action which is in and of itself wrong, in that it lacks goodness as discerned by the light of human reason, is never justified by circumstances or intended end. Such is the case of abortion.” (Source)

The last parapraph summarizes Church teaching quite nicely.  Too many Catholics believe that abortion is okay if the mother’s life is in danger.  Not so.  Doctors may take medical means to save the mother, even if the child dies as a consequence, but a direct abortion is never permitted.

Everybody on the so-called “hospital ethics committee” that approved of this abortion should be fired immediately.  Game over.  A baby was just murdered because of these clowns. 

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