Jane Hamsher at Firedoglake writes
If the Shoe Fits
which quotes ABC News'
Abortion Ruling Raises Backlash for Catholic Justices
But academics, including the former dean of the University of Chicago Law School, also have said the Catholic faith of the five justices influenced their thinking in the case Gonzales vs. Carhart.Operating an international conspiracy to protect and enable predator pedophiles would ordinarily considered bad enough.
"All five justices in the majority in Gonzales are Catholic," wrote Geoffrey Stone, now a professor at the law school, in a faculty blog. "The four justices who either are Protestant or Jewish all voted in accord with settled precedent. It is mortifying to have to point this out. But it is too obvious, and too telling to ignore."
Stone said it was "sad" that the justices in the majority had "failed to respect the fundamental difference between religious belief and morality."
But, no, you got to infringe and subvert Americans' right to privacy and reproductive rights.
Auth cartoon (at FDL link above) is so apt: Church And State
i'm pulling for Separation of Church and Hospital.
seems like half of our hospitals won't do even a vasectomy,
because the Pope doesn't like them.
friend of mine has just given birth at the hospital of her insurer's choice.
it was her second child and she wished to exercise a family planning option.
she asked if she could have a tubal ligation.
Pope says, "No."
she was prepped and anesthetized and in surgery.
she would have to go through all that again
(along with the re-exposure to the associated risks)
at another facility to have her tubes tied.
i let anyone be as Roman Catholic as they want to be
AS LONG AS
The Roman Catholic Church and her agents let me exercise my medical options without their (government-sponsored) interference.
Lift the tax-exempt status for every church.
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