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I don't see it. The Church (as a whole, there are always nutty individuals) always follows the law of the land they are in. Their lawyers have told them that, under the laws of the land, they are not obligated to pay, so they decide not to. There is no hypocrisy there.
The problem I have is hypocrisy.
They have no objection to their employees having birth control or abortions, they just don't want to have to pay for it. I believe in freedom of travel, but you're not going to get me to make your car payments. No hypocrisy.
For anyone to sit back and not even want to give their employees birthcontrol and then turn around and allow their lawyers to say the fetuses are not people so they do not have to pay is hypocritical.
Do you really believe there was no attempt at a settlement? The guy suing wants to fight it out in court, under the court rules, so that's what the hospital is doing. No problem, no hypocrisy.
In this case they should have abided by their beliefs and paid a settlement.
All of us have laws that we want changed, but until they are we play by the existing rules. That's what the hospital is doing, that's what they should be doing.
Instead they are pushing their beliefs aside and hiding behind a law they want changed. They are having their cake and eating it too. The law is good enough when it protects them but not when they want it changed.
Originally posted by Raist
reply to post by charles1952
So wait.....because I do not believe someone should go against their beliefs I hate Catholics?
The problem I have is hypocrisy. Yes it might be their lawyers doing the talking but that is the problem they are letting their lawyers talk for them. For anyone to sit back and not even want to give their employees birthcontrol and then turn around and allow their lawyers to say the fetuses are not people so they do not have to pay is hypocritical.
Originally posted by Xaphan
LOL I love how they claim fetuses are people when they want to stop abortion, but when it comes to saving their own asses in a lawsuit they will go full hypocrite and play the legal technicality card.
I can't believe nobody has bombed the Vatican yet. Fingers crossed for 2013.
Originally posted by Lucid Lunacy
reply to post by pacifier2012
A human fetus is a HUMAN fetus.
No. Not really at all.
The human part doesn't factor in until sentience.
And that doesn't start at conception.
Originally posted by jojomomto3
reply to post by NavyDoc
yes seriously you seem to have not a clue regarding "normal" hospital procedure. I have worked in a small community hospital in ob for the last 10+ years. If you had any clue you would know that it is procedure to do an emergency crash section on a dying woman with fetuses over 24 weeks. In layman's terms that means a very good chance of survival. I personally have seen it done.
Originally posted by Raist
reply to post by HairlessApe
What would have been less hypocritical would have been for them to settle on a payment and not hide behind the law.
I am not attacking their faith, I am attacking the hypocrisy.