Catholic Hospital Says It Was “Morally Wrong” to Claim Fetus Is Not a Person

catholic-hospital-statementIn Colorado, a Catholic hospital that is being sued for wrongful death admitted it was “morally wrong” when it tried to defend itself by citing a state law that says fetuses are not people. The lawsuit was brought by a man whose pregnant wife died in the emergency room. He argued the doctor should have delivered the twins she was carrying. The hospital’s lawyers originally responded by saying it could not be sued for those deaths since, under the state’s wrongful death law, fetuses are not considered legal persons. After meeting with local Catholic bishops, the hospital changed its argument. It also called the state law “unjust.”