When you take the political and religious aspects out of this particular case, what the real issue is should become clear.
This should not be about what is legal or what is not. It should be about taking responsibility and facing the consequences, period.
To not be willing to face consequences, trying to point the finger elsewhere to get out of punishment, or to get a lesser punishment because of what
one believes, I believe to be the crux of the problems in society today,
If I want to be free to practice as I believe, then as a moral person, I also have to be willing to face the consequences of being free to practice my
beliefs regardless of whether or not they are legal, regardless of what other people believe.
Morality should be the willingness to be able to accept the consequences of your actions regardless of whether or not those consequences are
This hospital claims to hold life in the highest regard. As stated in their directives:
Catholic health care ministry witnesses to the sanctity of life ‘from the moment of conception until death
The consequence of having this point of view is that it is their responsibility, through their faith based practices, to practice what they preach and
do everything that can be done in order to preserve life, born or unborn. It is the same argument that is used as to why this organization will not
agree to provide "unnatural birth control", or perform abortions.
They are using what other people recognize as a defense. It equates to pointing the finger at the other guy and placing blame elsewhere so they don't
have to take responsibility, and so they don't have to face the consequences of not practicing what they preach, or doing due diligence to preserve
life as outlined in their directives.
In this case thy are using the so called immoral practices of others to justify why they shouldn't be responsible, why they should be relieved of the
consequence of their belief, which is the death of two (unborn) people.
If you aren't willing to face the consequences, deal with the punishment, then not only should you not be doing what you are doing, you have no
business telling other people to act in the same manner you do.
The fact that this "organization" is using other people's beliefs (in this case the state belief or law) to push a political agenda, to push their
belief to be considered as the only form of moral thinking is downright evil.