Via RHRealityCheck.org regarding the case of a Bishop who's demoted and reprimanded a nun and a doctor for performing a life-saving emergency abortion on a mother of four.
Now, Bishop Thomas Olmstead of the Diocese has written a letter to the hospital in which he doesn’t deny that the procedure saved the woman’s life, but nevertheless deems it morally wrong and asks the hospital to promise that a life-saving abortion “will never occur again at St. Joseph’s Hospital.”
Bishop Olmstead and the Roman Catholic Diocese are steadfast in their insistence that physicians and hospital administrators acted immorally when they saved the life of a pregnant mother of four children and are determined to ensure that pregnant women are not safe in the hands of Catholic hospitals across the country.
The irony here is that, somewhat like Machiavelli, Bishop Olmstead seems to love his doctrines more than he loves his own soul. Consequently, the next woman to die as a consequence of his intentional policy of medical neglect will very likely go to Heaven where Bishop Olmstead seems extraordinarily $%@*#! unlikely to join her.
One bit of good news stands out: First, the doctors and the hospital are having none of it. They say their work was in fact both moral and just and that, furthermore, they won't promise anything of the sort.