Catholic hospital argues in court that fetuses are not people1/25/2013
Would you compromise religious doctrine to win a lawsuit? The Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives appeared to do so in order to win a malpractice suit, arguing that it could not be held liable in a wrongful-death suit because "a fetus is not a person." That would appear to contradict Catholic doctrine that life begins at conception. Jeremy Stodghill filed the suit against the chain that ran the hospital where his wife, Lori, died while pregnant with twins. CHI's lawyers argued that the hospital was not liable for the deaths of the unborn twins because Colorado's Wrongful Death Act applies only to "those born alive." Two judges have already sided with CHI's lawyers. [Source]
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